Satellite Photographs Being Used to Cheat at Corn Mazes

This has got to be one of the saddest uses of imagery ever. The Daily Mail is reporting that iPhone owners in the UK are using satellite photos and GPS to cheat at getting out of corn mazes. By seeing their current location in a birds-eye view of the maze, visitors can quickly solve even the most challenging corn mazes.

Adventure seekers usually spend anything up to 90 minutes getting lost in the Hedge Maze at Longleat Safari Park, Wiltshire, before finding the exit.

But staff at the attraction have noticed people are working their way round the labyrinth of two miles of pathways and 16,000 yew trees in just a matter of minutes.

The idea is clever, but super lame. Can you think of anything else that satellite imagery can help you cheat at?

iPhone cheats crack Britain’s biggest hedge maze in minutes (via Wired)

Image credit: Cheating in the maze by Andrew*

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  • Erik Hawkinson

    It takes the fun out of it but to each their own, I guess.

  • Erik Hawkinson

    It takes the fun out of it but to each their own, I guess.

  • Daniel Austin Hoherd

    Lame? Whatever, that’s awesome! Plus, it gives the maze people a reason to up their game. They could easily find a way to create something that looked like a wall from space, but was actually a doorway that includes a top canopy.

  • Scott Schrantz

    I guess this would work in an English hedge maze. But here in the U.S. our corn mazes are plowed and recut every year, so 3-year-old Google imagery wouldn’t be any help. Gotta find a different way to cheat!

  • Michael Zhang

    Ah, good point. Should have written hedge maze…

  • YJawhar

    It can help you cheat in a Geography exam! xD

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