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GPS Visualisation: Urban Art and Urban Cycles

By June 29, 2009 3 Comments
Urban cycle studies are the science of everyday life, they focus on the daily routine of the city with its habits and rhythms as they occur in most citizens’ lifes. It is the power of the normal that brings stability and the routine that ensures security with the cycles dynamic flow and continuation that keeps the city ticking. This is from who are looking into the life of the city.

As part of the research they are compiling a list of ways to visualise GPS data, complete with software links. Below is one such example, using GPS to create urban art:

GPS Art from gallo1 on Vimeo.

Head over to for more examples and thoughts on using GPS to look at cycles in the city.


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.