Technology

How accurate is GPS? Jeremy Wood sculpture shows us in bench form

Here’s a fun way of answering that question via the medium of sculpture:

A sculpture of where technology thinks it is in relation to where we are now.

It is composed of public benches all at different heights and positions.

They overlapping and intersecting with each other and with the ground like a visual glitch.

Data Cloud is situated in Beatrixpark directly over the positions of two existing identical benches.

A series of coordinates were recorded from a stationary GPS receiver that rested on each of the two original benches.

The new benches mark precisely where the original benches were according to the Global Positioning System in 2008.

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