Google Naps, a Google Maps parody that helps users find nap spots


Tired after a hectic round of shopping on a lazy day or client meeting outside office and now want to have a quick nap on way? ‘Google Naps’ would help users find such a ‘sleeping’ spot. It lists the “the world’s cosiest and coolest places to take a well-deserved nap.”

Created by a group of Dutch developers, the Google Naps facility gives users choices like open fields, beds and benches in the park outside office or home.

The parody map, called ‘Google Naps’, uses Google Maps and its Pegman to plot good ‘dozing’ spots.

Here is how users are meant to find a ‘nap’ spot. To view a napping spot, click the Pegman.

A pop-up box would tell why the location is a good place for dozing off. Fields are indicated by a Pegman lying on a green rectangle.

Benches are depicted by a Pegman sat on a seat, while a Pegman under the covers indicates the napping spot that features a bed.

Anyone can add a napping spot by clicking on the location and filling in the required details, said media reports.

One such ‘nap’ spot has even plotted in the Atlantic Ocean aboard a boat!

The parody site is created by Amsterdam-based creative agency Venour.

“Whenever you are in the Netherlands, have a nap on our couch if you want,” the letter read.

What’s more, the creators have written an open letter to Google, saying:

“Dear Sergey & Larry (and other Googlers)

Hello, please don’t be mad this is just a joke, a parody. We don’t mean to damage your brand or anything, we just want to bring a smile on the faces of Google fans. So please don’t take this to court, we only have a few hundred Euros in the bank. And we also don’t want to go to jail because we’re too busy with other things at the moment. But whenever you are in the Netherlands you can have a nap on our couch if you want, just e-mail us: We can also make coffee and bake eggs if you like that (for a small price).”

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