Maps Within Maps

Posted on November 30, 2012

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People are getting creative with map making.  They are even making maps within maps!  MarketMAPS takes a look. 

 

Image via staticflickr.com

GPS technology has paved the way for new and innovative forms of map making.  Combining his passion for cycling, maps, and art, Baltimore-based artist Michael Wallace uses his bike like a paintbrush, creating maps and other works on city streets.  Take a look at some of his work.

 

Image via staticflickr.com

Image via staticflickr.com

Wallace’s images, created over three riding seasons, “continue to generate happiness, fitness and imagination through planning the physical activity of ‘digital spray-painting’ his ‘local canvas’ with the help of tracking satellites 12,500 miles above.”  In addition to this impressive map of the United States, Wallace creates other images as well. 

 

image via staticflickr.com

image via staticflickr.com

Wallace calls his creations GPX images, or “virtual geoglyphs.”  Over the years, he has created images of toilets, skulls, even the Titanic.  His unique map art takes meticulous planning, and a bit of endurance as well.  Each work has a name and a set of annotations: ‘Blue Note’, 5.94 miles –> 57 minutes 47 seconds; ‘Pagoda!,’ 11.43 miles –> 1 hour 52 minutes 53 seconds.

 

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Wallace invites the visitors to his website to “jump in and contribute to this fledgling concept.”  Technology has helped artists like Wallace take maps to the next level of creativity.  If you are looking for the most accurate, up-to-date maps to help foster your sense of creativity, contact MarketMAPS.  We publish the most complete selection wall maps, map books, and digital maps.  Use our wall maps to decorate your home and our digital maps to help you create your own digital works of art.

 

Contact MarketMAPS today.  We can help you find the map just right for you

 

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