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Man Creates World’s Largest Message Using GPS and 12K+ Miles

Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:21 pm
by Noah
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Here’s a method of scrawling gigantic messages that puts skywriting to shame: Nick Newcomen spent 30 days driving 12,238 miles across 30 states in a GPS-logger equipped car, tracing the message “Read Ayn Rand” across the face of the United States. Ayn Rand is a Russian-American novelist and philosopher who write two bestselling books (The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged) and introduced a philosophy called Objectivism.

After the road trip, he loaded the location data from the logger (a Qstarz BT-Q1000X) into Google Earth to produce the end result: the world’s biggest writing.

To prove that he actually visited the places indicated by the GPS locations, he filmed short videos at various locations, which can be viewed by clicking each of the giant letters on the website he set up.

http://www.petapixel.com/2010/08/14/man ... f-driving/

Re: Man Creates World’s Largest Message Using GPS and 12K+ M

Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:22 pm
by Noah
I'm planning a trip across Malaysia soon to write:

NOAH WAS HERE

8-)

Re: Man Creates World’s Largest Message Using GPS and 12K+ M

Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:36 am
by sarawakguy
Noah wrote:I'm planning a trip across Malaysia soon to write:

NOAH WAS HERE

8-)
Brother, remember to let your local MSMbers know you are in town ya....