Canadian Artist Setphen Lund Creates GPS Art with the Strava App

By: Ming Nu Tan - Feb 22, 2016
References: gpsdoodles
Strava, the popular GPS mobile app that is designed for runners and cyclists to track their fitness routine has been downloaded and utilized by many around the world. But not quite like how it has been used by British Columbia artist Setphen Lund who utilises the app as an artistic expression, creating what he calls "GPS Doodles."

Proclaiming himself as the GPS Artist, Lund has pedaled an average of 70 kilometers in a single day for each design, and completed 70 doodles last year. He even paid homage to the 2015 Christmas holidays by doodling a collection of Christmas emblems including Santa himself.

He tallied up a total of 22,300 kilometers (13,857 miles) of cycling in 2015 (about a quarter of which was clocked just having fun drawing GPS doodles). So how long is 22,300 km? It is almost 60% of the distance around the world at the equator. It’s 0.6% of the distance from Earth to the moon. Let's see how far he will take his doodling in 2016.