Mapdreamer — AI cartography

Topi Tjukanov
May 5 · 9 min read

Sooner or later artificial intelligence will replace all of us. Or that’s what they say. I went on a quest to explore how far us cartographers are from getting replaced by AI. So can a computer create maps if you teach it?

But more seriously, I have been following and admiring the work of people like Mario Klingemann already for a while. Artwork created with neural networks looks very fascinating, beautiful and even frightening. Some people had been training neural networks with fashion images, anime faces or humans to create imaginary content and explore the visuals.

As a geographer and a cartographer a logical pathway to explore this space (sic) was through maps.

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