Last year we were given a gps enabled PDA and told to just go out and 'draw' with the gps. Sounds simple (and once you have understood the not very clear software on the PDA) actually drawing stuff with it is quite difficult and as the accuracy is within 10meters you really should be doing big scale drawings over a town or city to get the best results, unfortunately I only found this out after drawing with the gps, but never mind there‚Äôs always next time.
From researching this new drawing technique there seems to be quite a huge amount of people how do gps drawing either as a hobby or to document roads in cities etc. It must take a good bit of planning for some things but obviously the outcome is very good in the end.
Also I was trying to make my gps drawing, and after realising why it was not working to start with (line size was like 100meters wide or something crazy so it came out as one big blob) and having to go back to Babbage and get a PDA with battery left I began to create what I hoped would be my initials, LM.
But instead I got a W, or a pair of trousers, or the outline of...well im sure you can think of something. Depends how you read it really. Like Edgar Degas once said - "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."
Although gps drawing does seem like good fun, I didn't find it too successful, then again I should try something on a city scale maybe.
This shows were my gps drawing took place.