Friday, 27th February 2009 by

This is the very lovely, but otherwise totally normal-looking Place de Terreaux in Lyon, France. Nothing strange about it at all, right?

However if you turn on the "show labels" option on Google Maps, it looks a lot like Google have been trying to draw a gigantic GPS penis.

Is it possible that the map provider did this on purpose, as a way of identifying their map data (a Trap Street), or is this just a very happy-looking coincidence?

Thanks to Keir at Google Maps Mania.