Yuko Shimizu was asked by Mother Jones magazine to do a flood illustration. A flood that would take place in New York City. Where most people spend there days with not a care in the world. She had to pick a location that looks undeniably to New York City citizens. she choose Times Square so she downloaded a bunch of photos online but they did not work since they were not detailed enough about the city. So for reference she choose something she never though she could use as reference she used Google Map. She used it to get all the little details and live shots. It also goes to show that you can use anything for reference when you draw even when its something you never thought could be used for reference.