Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Crowd-Sourcing Robot Cartographer

Artists Manfred Kraft, Tom Kresin and Michael Volkmer have just finished a mapped based interactive art exhibition at the Wiesbaden Museum of Fine Art in Germany.

The Radwende campaign involved a robot cartographer creating a daily heat-map from the previous day's cycling tracks of Wiesbaden cyclists. Anyone could contribute to the artwork by downloading the Radwende mobile app and using it to track their bike rides.

The exhibition has finished but you can now view a Leaflet map of all the contributed tracks to the Radwende campaign. The map includes the data from over 3,000 bike journeys covering 16,756 km in distance.

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