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Stop the search! The Loch Ness Monster has been 'found'


By Louise Glen

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Loch Ness monster has been spotted hovering over Loch Ness.
Loch Ness monster has been spotted hovering over Loch Ness.

After decades of searching, the Inverness Courier can confirm that the Loch Ness Monster is virtually real. She is hovering about near the water, right now.

This new sighting is something of an Easter treat for tech fans. The pinman icon on Google Maps has changed to Nessie.

If that's all a bit confusing, let's explain.

Google Maps can be viewed in a number of ways, including satellite and street view.

When the user clicks onto street view they can pick up pinman, an icon that can be dragged over any area of the world, and photographs from around the area become visible.

Loch Ness monster has been spotted hovering over Loch Ness.
Loch Ness monster has been spotted hovering over Loch Ness.

When you choose the pinman icon over Loch Ness, a Nessie character becomes available and it can be dragged around the area.

Google is known for quietly adding special features.

There are other secret icons to be found all over the world. There is one at Buckingham Palace, for example, where the Queen replaces pinman.

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