Google Maps code mutated into a series of abstract art

By | September 2, 2015


If Pablo Picasso was a cartography nut this is what his classic works of art might have looked like.



A Boston-based coder has created a site that initiates random Google Maps images, which are mandated random color and zoom settings in a specific order that it creates a continual stream of astounding abstract art.

Shaun Ulter produced the Random Google Maps site via using the Google Maps API, it stretches the geographic source material from 26 predetermined cities from the worldwide and some of which you may find easily.

Whereas, you will have to look quickly, as each image only lasts for four seconds, after which it’s swapped by another abstract image.

And because the lines and shapes of the maps at their various sizes vary from specific and repetitious (roads and building grids) to random and organic (mountains and off-road terrain), the sequence of images contrives to look amazingly original and deliberate.



Generative art which means an art created via automated means and is sometimes despised as a soft assault on human-created abstract art. Whereas, Utter’s creation has enough proof to prove that the code can indeed create hypnotic and beautiful visuals, even if those visuals lack the fire of direct human inspiration.



It’s not Picasso, but there is lot more of these generative art pieces are flying high as kite. These absolutely stunning abstract art pieces are in the museums next to your favorite art gallery.

Let’s check it out.