Smartphone + Bike + Google Maps = GPS Art by Michael Wallace

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I think that creativity is something that is often missing in ‘the geo-space’. It’s not easy to go beyond the mainstream and create a cool project… even if it’s just for fun.  Baltimore-based cyclist and artist Michael Wallace, had one of these geoawesome ideas… He created a whole portfolio of images comprised entirely of his GPS bike traces displayed on Google Map. The artist says of his work:

GPX riding is my general term for using a GPS device to track and record my location while riding my bicycle. in short, I use GPS technology to record where I go in a planned effort to create massive images.

How do you like it?

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‘terminator’, 2012
6.16 miles in 54 minutes, 45 seconds
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‘super conductor’, 2012
12.32 miles in1 hour, 40 minutes, 51 seconds
479
‘hurricane irene’, 2012
10.36 miles in 1 hour, 39 minutes, 30 seconds
388
‘lunar lander’, 2012
13.58 miles in 2 hours, 22 minutes, 17 seconds
289
‘big rig!’, 2012
13.22 miles in 2 hours, 18 minutes, 13 seconds
253
‘pagoda!’, 2012
11.43 miles in 1 hour, 52 minutes, 53 seconds
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‘titanic’, 2012
7.58 miles in 1 hour, 37 minutes, 38 seconds
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‘hydra-bus!’, 2012
16.02 miles in 2 hours, 43 minutes, 49 seconds
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‘GPX mythwallogy’, 2012
9.72 miles in 1 hour, 56 minutes, 49 seconds
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‘los dias de los muertos’, 2012
8.99 miles in 1 hour, 42 minutes, 59 seconds
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‘grapes’, 2012
7.10 miles in 1 hour, 21 minutes, 37 seconds

all images © michael wallace
source: DesignBoom, WallyGPX

Aleks Buczkowski

I’m a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.