Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 10:37 AM
The map was found on a recent expedition in the Indian Ocean, as part of a deep-water dive to expand our underwater Street View collection. Captain Kidd was rumored to have buried his treasure around the world, and tales of a long-lost treasure map have lingered for generations.
Our digital version allows anyone to explore Captain Kidd’s long-lost treasure map
Be sure to follow the Google Maps G+ page as we work together to decipher the clues to Captain Kidd’s buried secrets.
Due to our nascent nano-scanner technology we weren't able to scan to the closest zoom levels. If you come across a blank map, zoom out to get back to the treasure map.
Upon further analysis of the hidden clues in the map, we've confirmed that the map does not belong to the famous pirate William Captain Kidd but was instead created by a Google engineer as a joke. April Fools!
Visit the Google Maps G+ page to follow the clues to these hidden letters