GPS Drawing - technology begets art

Quite awhile ago I got intrigued by Phil Torrone's Geek Gym and his goal to do 10 miles in 10 cities and then make an art project of the GPS Waypoints he got. I never did see the result of this project, but the idea of mixing the Physical with the Technological/Electrical to produce the Artistic(al) really got me excited.

I recently found GPS Drawing where they draw shapes, pictures, and Cartozoology (via angermann2). In particular the Brighton Elephant is a very good example.

I wonder what you can do on a larger scale. Running around a park seems like an "intro level" Cartozoology. An intermediate would be plotting it out on streets and then traveling it (and dealing with possible lost line of sight to the pies in the sky). Now a really advanced one would be on the scale of a state or across a country. Even cheat the Etch-a-Sketch and intentionally lost gps coverage to "lift the pen" as it were.

Now if you could upload this to a server *as you were doing it*, people could be viewers of a live drawing project.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.