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Google Maps Turned Into Cool Generative Art By Boston-Based Coder

30/08/2015 13:02 BST | Updated 30/08/2015 13:59 BST

A Boston-based computer coder has turned his hand to modifying the Google Maps API to produce some very cool generative art.

Shaun Utter has created a site that automatically generates scenes from a host of predetermined cities, colouring them in shocking fluorescent tones.

Generative art is produced automatically and often employs computer coding to take data - in this case Google's mapping files - and to invert colour palletes or produce visual effects.

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And many of the scenes are familiar to city dwellers the world over...

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London is one of the cities used as part of the site

google maps generative art

The images morph into another scene every four seconds

google maps generative art

A wide variety of colours are used

google maps generative art

Many of the scenes appear to echo modern art

google maps generative art

Street scenes like this one produce brightly coloured images

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