Digital mapping meets real life

Just ran into this interesting project in Berlin, taking digital cartography with Google Maps back to real life...

While zooming in the map the pixel size of the markers on the screenalways stay at the same size. But if their size is seen in relation totheir environment they shrink while the user does zoom in the map.
This effect corresponds exactly to the phenomenon of Mr. Turtur, theillusionary giant of the children fantasy novel "Jim Button and Lukethe Engine Driver" written by Michael Ende.

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