If you’ve ever seen one of Steve Coast’s OSM presentations, you’ve seen that GPS trace example of London where the delivery people go all over the place and you see the road network. Cool stuff for sure and I know you’ve always thought that would make great art. We think no more because there is now a Kickstarter to make that happen. GPS Art Poster gives you a map of your hometown or favorite city build using GPS tracks.
We start with many thousands of GPS traces from people moving around your city. Then we cook them using open source software and bake them in to the posters you see. Each black line is a unique journey. When paths cross they tell a story; the pulse of a city.
Steve has the whole USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands and Denmark. Kickstarter pledges start at $5 for a jpg desktop wallpaper and go to $99 for a full custom print. Shipping is free in the USA and reasonable outside. They are printed on acid-free archival-grade paper and high quality ink.
I’ve just gone ahead and gone with the $59 level and will be choosing Phoenix. Should be awesome!