Coder transforms Google Maps into colourful art

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Boston-based coder Shawn Utter has created a website that displays random locations of Google Maps in different hues turning it into colourful art. Each picture is taken from one of 26 predetermined cities which Utter has not disclosed. Some of these cities you may recognize.

This sort of art is called generative art – as the name implies it is created automatically with the help of computer code. One could argue that the piece of art can be created solely by human hands. We believe that the code itself can be an art.

Check out some the images below and visit the website.

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Cool project!

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.