Google Earth: Mathematical Art Forms

Mara Alagic and Glyn Rimmington
Proceedings of Bridges 2013: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2013)
Pages 523–526 Short Papers


We trace the development of Google Earth and consider various artifacts, natural and anthropogenic, ancient and modern. These artifacts are only obvious from high elevations and some have a mathematical form and artistic appeal. We also illustrate how Google Earth's high-altitude imagery can be fruitful inspiration for mathart and provide some example.