Top 6 smileys you will find on Google Maps

Top 6 smileys you will find on Google Maps

Top 6 smileys you will find on Google Maps

All of us use them, most of us daily. We are, of course, talking about the smiley or emoji. We use them when we text and write online. But did you know that there are a couple of smileys that you can watch on Google maps?

The most famous and maybe the coolest is the Oregon smiley, also known as the Oregon smiley face trees. But there are a lot of other smileys on Google earth as well.

This article will look at the six most famous smileys on Google Maps. You will get the coordinates so that you can look them up yourself as well! Ready? Let’s put a smile on your face; we mean map! 😃+ 🗺️

Fun facts about the smiley

Before we take a look at the top 6 emojis you will find on Google maps, we want to share some fun facts about the history of the smiley.

Did you know:

  • That the first smiley was printed by accident in the New York Times in 1862? 
  • That the first intentional smiley was printed in the satirical magazine Puck in 1881?
  • That the Japanese artist Shigetaka Kurita wanted a simple way of conveying his messages, so he created the first set of 176 emojis you could use on your phone? 
The first emojis

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Now it is time to take a closer look at the best smileys on Google maps. Let’s go!

Top 6 smileys you will find on Google Maps.

We have added the coordinates to quickly find the smileys on Google Maps. All you need to do is to copy the coordinates and paste them into the search box on Google maps. Don’t forget to change to the satellite image as well!

Google maps enter coordinates and change to satellite image

1. The Chelyabinsk smiley in Russia

Chelyabinsk is a city in west-central Russia close to the border of Kazakhstan. It is known for the regional museum, which displays a meteor that exploded over the city in 2013. Maybe that is the reason why the people in Chelyabinsk decided to make a smiley consisting of the city inhabitants, telling other meteors that they are friendly.

Unfortunately, it is not visible on Google maps today. Still, luckily for you, we managed to get an old screenshot of the smiley.

Coordinates: 55°09’35.4″N 61°24’09.6″E

The Chelyabinsk smiley in Russia

2. Water tower smiley, Calumet Illinois 

The second smiley is not only a smiley but a water tower smiley! Over the years, this smiley has had different colors from pink (supporting the live strong movement) to yellow! On Google Maps, we can only see the top of the head and the eyes, but because of its unique style, we had to include it in our list.

Coordinates: 41°35’43.0″N 87°33’08.1″W

Water tower smiley, Calumet Illinois

3. Pootatuck State Forest in Connecticut, U.S.

The second smiley is not only a smiley but a water tower smiley! Over the years, this smiley has had different colors from pink (supporting the live strong movement) to yellow! On Google Maps, we can only see the top of the head and the eyes, but because of its unique style, we had to include it in our list.

Coordinates: 41°35’43.0″N 87°33’08.1″W

Pootatuck State Smiley in Forest in Connecticut, U.S.

4. Smiley on the field in Cambridge, Ontario Canada

Our fourth smiley is hidden in a pasture outside Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. We can’t determine if this is a crop circle made by aliens or if someone on earth might be trying to communicate with extraterrestrials (and people like us watching strange things on Google Maps). 👽 Still, we do know that it looks pretty cool!

Coordinates: 43°25’44.8″N 80°19’51.1″W

Smiley on the field in Cambridge, Ontario Canada

5. The Oregon smiley face trees

Our second to the last smiley is the most famous and maybe most ambitious one. It is the Oregon smiley face trees smiley! In the Douglas fir forest located in Polk County, Oregon, you will find a smiley made entirely by trees. It was planted in 2011 by David Hampton and Dennis Creel, and each autumn, the larch trees that the smiley consist of turn yellow while the surrounding trees, eyes, and mouth stay green. This creates an awesome smiley seen from the road that will be around for at least 30 to 50 years. If you travel to Oregon, the best time to see the smiley is in the autumn from the Hampton Lumber Smiley Face Safe Roadside Viewpoint.

At the moment, Google maps don’t show an image from the autumn, so the smiley might be a bit hard to see on Google maps but don’t worry, we got you covered with our own images:

Coordinates: 45°02’28.3″N 123°31’15.1″W

Coordinates viewpoint: 45.050553, -123.525266

The Oregon smiley face trees

6. Willowridge in Toronto, Canada ¯\_()_/¯

Last but not least, we go back north of the U.S. border back to Canada. Here we have a hidden gem near the International airport in Toronto. This smiley is a classic smiley meaning “I dunno” or “I don’t know.” It is basically a Japanese shrug of the shoulders smiley consisting of the Japanese symbol tsu: surrounded by two parentheses, underscore, forward and backslash (depending on side) and upperscore, also known as an overline forming a smiley shrugging its shoulders. 

Coordinates: 43°40’36.5″N 79°34’32.1″W

Willowridge in Toronto, Canada ¯_(ツ)_/¯

If you have any tips for more smileys on Google maps or Google earth, please let us know because there might be some that we have missed ¯\_()_/¯ . 

Also, don’t forget to check out our other articles like Top 10 Creepy Google Maps Coordinates and Top 10 Funniest Google Maps Street View Photos.

Top 10 Creepy Google Maps Coordinates

Google Maps is a huge help for everyone because it is a better representation of a classic map. It gives us a 360-view of the area, landmarks, and nearby establishments. If you are bored, you can also take a ‘stroll’ using Google Maps. However, there are several creepy things that you may find in different parts of the world. Below is the list of top 10 creepy Google Maps coordinate that you should check out.

  1. Human Lips in Sudan (12°22’13.32″N, 23°19’20.18″E)

In the top view, you can see the area as luscious red lips of a human. In reality, it is a hill formation that can be found in Gharb, Darfur, Sudan. If you have a wild imagination, you may think that it may swallow its surrounding area and everything on it. It may contain a black hole and you don’t know where it will end. Thus, it can be a bit creepy if you think about it.

  1. Shipwreck in India (19° 38′ 46.00″ N, 37° 17′ 42.00″ E)

Aside from accidents on land, there are also some in the sea that leads to sinking ships. In North Sentinel Island, South Andaman, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, you will see the largest shipwreck noticeable on Google. It is the S.S. Jassim, which is a 265-feet Bolivian cargo ferry that ran ashore and sank on the Wingate Reef in 2003. People can’t really visit the place since it is the home of a dangerous tribe. According to reports, the island is almost the size of Manhattan but never had an outside contact. Furthermore, the tribe killed two fishermen when they went in the area.

  1. Mesa Huerfanita, New Mexico

The area contains etches of two large diamonds surrounded by a pair of overlapping circles. An author named John Sweeney said that it was a marker for the hidden bunkers for the Church of Scientology. The symbols are used by Scientologists as a guide after escaping a planetary “Armageddon” and returning to Earth.

  1. Strange Triangle in Australia(30°30’38.44″S115°22’56.03″E)

The image was discovered back in 2007 and people are quick to point out that there is a strange triangle dotted with bright lights in the middle of the field. People who believe in aliens quickly stated that it was a UFO hovering above Earth. However, some argued that it can be a remote-controlled wind farm with three sets of wires forming a triangle and the middle part receives and transmits control signals.

  1. Pentagram in Kazakhstan

In an isolated corner of Kazakhstan, you will find a huge pentagram with the size of roughly 1,200 feet in diameter. You can see the image on the southern shore of the Upper Tobol Reservoir. People thought that it was related to religious sects but it turned out to be simply an outline of a park.

  1. Sandy Island

It was 2012 when an ‘undiscovered’ island popped up on maps. It was called as Sandy Island located in the northwest of New Caledonia and has a size of Manhattan. However, when a group of scientists sailed in the area, they never found a solid ground but open water instead. They explained that it might be due to human errors or a possible pumice raft.

  1. Cursed figure in Nancy, France

If you are exploring the streets of Nancy, France, you might get curious about a blurred area. Good thing that people are quick to take a screenshot as evidence. It turns out that there is a creepy-looking statue in the apartment. It looked like a tall, corpse-like statue with messy hair and white, large eyes. Some say that it is just a tiki statue but why does Google need to blur the area out in the Maps?

  1. Huge Bunny (44.244167, 7.769444)

Located in the 5,000 foot high Colleto Fava Mountain in northern Italy’s Piedmont region is a 200-foot bunny. If you are exploring the area, you might freak out with its humongous size and creepy face. This rabbit is an art installation knitted by Gelitin, a Viennese art collective. The outdoor sculpture’s purpose is to let tourists play with it by climbing and sleeping on it.

  1. Nagoro, Japan

This is a small village located in Shikoku, Japan. What makes it creepy are the dolls located all over the place, which are made by an old lady. According to reports, once a person dies, she replaces them with a doll. Another creepy thing is that you won’t see these dolls in the same place but the old lady denies moving these dolls.

  1. “Portal to Hell” in New Baltimore, New York

If you watched or played “Silent Hill”, you will get the shock of your life when you see the images of this area in Google street view. It looks like a nightmare with twisted buildings and shadowy figures, which is very similar to “Silent Hill”. However, it was later revealed that it was a technical problem that resulted in distorted images of the entire road. Though it was already cleared, the area still feels creepy because you can’t ‘un-see’ the previous images.

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Using Google Maps Street view on your phone

Nowadays, the use of Google Maps is usually part of our daily activities. Moreover, it has an additional feature: the Street View. Back then, we can only view the app just like a regular map. But with the Street View, we can now explore numerous places with 360 degrees view. Users can easily navigate the streets and check the whole area.

With the help of Street View, travelers can now easily check their current location, especially if they are not familiar with the area. Furthermore, this is ideal for people who are looking for a new home or checking the area of their new workplace. It is a great achievement for modern technology with the data collected and can is readily available on the internet that can be accessed by almost everyone.

Since the development of technology is continuous, we can even use the Street View of Google Maps on our smartphones. You can download the application in Android or Apple devices. The app is available on Google Play and Apple App Store. Below is the process of how to use the Google Maps Street view.

  1. Go to the Google Maps App.
  2. Search for a place, drop a pin on the map, or tap a place marker. In the example below, you search for the Arc de Triomphe.
  3. At the bottom part, tap the name of the place or its address. 
  4. In the available photos, select the one with the label “Street View” or the thumbnail with a Street View icon . 
  5. Now you can start exploring the location. 
  • To explore the Street View, you can use the compass or drag the screen using your fingers.
  • You can explore with a 360° view – just swipe left or right and up or down.
  • If you want to see a wider view, turn your device sideways to change it into landscape mode.
  • There is also the option for zooming in and out. Pinch open the screen to zoom in then pinch close your fingers to zoom out.
  • If you want to share the Street View image, you can do it by tapping the screen, look for the More button  or, and choose Share.
  1. When you are done, simply tap the Back button at the top left.

The Street View includes several features, such as: recent snapshots of video feeds every 15 minutes; see the flow of traffic in the area; vivid images of the places so it feels like you are ‘walking’ in the streets; and a panoramic view of the area, which gives you the idea of how the vicinity looks like. Therefore, Street View is the best feature added in the Google Maps.





How do you share directions from Google Maps

Google Maps is a very helpful tool. Thanks to the power of technology and internet, people no longer have to suffer getting lost on the road or having difficulty in using a map and compass.
For companies, having a Google Maps embedded on their website is a very beneficial. Their clients can easily track their store locations and other branches. Other people can also use Google Maps for their website. If you want to share or embed Google Maps in a website or blog, here are the steps that you should follow:
1. Open Google Maps by going to
2. Search for the location that you want to share. Note that the map, Street View image, or directions should be shown on the map so you can embed it.
3. You will see the Menu at the top left corner of the image:


4. From the Menu, click the ‘Share or Embed map’ option.


5. In the box that will appear, chose ‘Embed map’ located at the top.


6. You can choose the size that you want to embed in your website or blog. It can be small, medium, large, and you can even customize it.


7. After choosing the size, copy the HTML embed code. In your website or blog, paste it into the source code.


You need to remember that there are limitations in using the Google Maps on your website. If you are using Maps in Lite mode, you can’t embed a map. Furthermore, the traffic information and Maps info might not be accessible on the map that you will embed.
There are also things that you can and cannot share using Google Maps. Some of the thing that can be shared includes a place, business, or address; a directions search; and a Street View image. On the other hand, you can’t share things, such as private details like a map with your saved locations; maps with distance measurements; and a screenshot or image of the map itself.
Aside from using as a tool to search for directions, there are several ways that people can use the Google Maps.
• Save addresses
• Drop a pin to view the streets
• Quickly start GPS navigation
• Get more information about business establishments
• Rate your favorite spots
• The Google Earth Weather feature lets you know the weather patterns all over the world.
• Track your location history
• F-Secure BotNet Mapping
• Let’s photographers know about “The Golden Hour.”