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GPS city tracing.
January 24, 2003 9:13 AM   Subscribe

Give a group of Amsterdamers a GPS tracking device for a couple of months, plot their movements over a black background, and the resulting traces map the city through the movements of its inhabitants. Alternately, make your own GPS art, or play GPS Hide and Seek.
posted by gravelshoes (5 comments total)

 
Nifty maps :)
posted by Foosnark at 9:17 AM on January 24, 2003


my word, I thought geocaching was incredibly geeky until I saw your GPS drawing link. I feel better now.
posted by Vidiot at 9:53 AM on January 24, 2003


GPS drawing seems a little like being a part of a life-sized Etch-A-Sketch. I particularly liked the Brighton Boat...very clever.
posted by filmgoerjuan at 3:47 PM on January 24, 2003


I live on the rear deck of that boat. ahoy there!
posted by gravelshoes at 3:57 PM on January 24, 2003


The GPS art is oddly reminiscent of a short story by Paul Auster ('City of Glass' from The New York Trilogy), in which a private investigator traces the daily wanderings of the old man he has been assigned to observe, and finds that each day he is tracing out a letter in the streets of Manhattan.

There are diagrams in the book that look *just* like those GPS art words. I believe the book was written around 1985. Strange foreshadowing!
posted by chrismear at 1:08 PM on January 25, 2003


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