GPS Drawing... Drawing on a VERY BIG Scale.

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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    Now this is very cool as well... cool to see that advanced orbiting technology can be used as a design device. :D better than a Wacom??? :eek: heheh

    Imagine the possibilities.... ;) :eek: :D

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  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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  3. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    pretty sweet. almost makes me want to go out and get a GPS receiver and some exercise :p
     
  4. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    I suppose I'm the guy who looks at this and says...
    'Uhh, thats no GPS, thats a bunch of animations!'

    :rolleyes:
     
  5. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    how do you see animations in that? They're not moving pictures....more like a global version of an etch-i-sketch.....:D

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  6. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    iGAV, I know you always give us weird stuff, but I'm confused...Very, very confused as to the purpose of this.

    :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
    (note the number of confused faces...That's quite a bit of confusion.)
     
  7. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Its art - so it doesn't need to have a purpose :D
     
  8. whocares macrumors 65816

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  9. BrianKonarsMac macrumors 65816

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    im with you...wtf is the purpose of this? what does it have to do with GPS? it just looks like Etch-A-Sketch style drawings to me...what am i missing here? P.S. i haven't slept yet so things that may be quite obvious aren't clicking currently.
     
  10. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    This all goes back to that eternal question... what is art??

    Basically people use GPS handhelds, and by physically moving around their environments and landscapes the positions are plotted into the GPSograph software, that visualises these movements graphically, and thus you end up with a 'drawing'. ;)

    Does it have a purpose?? well as Mr D said earlier....
    I think that describes it perfectly. ;)
     
  11. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    oooh! now I see why it's cool. I didn't realize what this had to do with GPS. You see, I decided to look at the pictures and not read. That can sometimes be problematic.
     
  12. etoiles macrumors 6502a

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    makes me want to buy a GPS just to be able to walk through my neighbourgs lawn and trample his roses... "I am drawing, you are not against art, are you ?"
    :D

    that magic roundabout is just crazy. Anybody actually manages to navigate through it without GPS ?
     
  13. evoluzione macrumors 68010

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    haha, and they even call it the magic roundabout! awesome!

    there's one very similar to that somewhere NW of london, i can't remember the town, but for some reason i wanna say Hemel Hempstead...
     

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