Masked man who lurks in the map of my city

Who is he? Who knows – he’s wearing a mask.

Masked Man by GPS artist Stephen Lund in Victoria, BC, Canada GPS Garmin Strava art cyclist cycling creativity urban art street art

Zorro? The Lone Ranger? A cat burglar? Who know – but I recently found this masked man lurking in the map of Victoria, BC, and I had to cycle 37 kilometres (23 miles) to flush him out.

Here’s another GPS doodle that I designed after I spotted the general shape in Victoria’s map (à la “The art of giraffe spotting“.)

Again, this doodle was one continuous route, though the quick-paced straightaways were punctuated by stairways and steep rocky paths that required me to awkwardly “portage” in my cycling cleats.

To flush this masked man out of hiding, I had to cycle 37.1 kilometres (23 miles).

Note: I rotated the mapped image 90º CCW for ease of viewing.

See it on Strava *

* Note: The GPS points will render correctly only if you are logged in at

About Stephen

Brand strategist and creative director by day. Hyper-competitive GPS-art obsessed cyclist most of the rest of the time.
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2 Responses to Masked man who lurks in the map of my city

  1. Jean says:

    So what inspired you for this graphical ride? A certain turn of the “nose” in a route? 😀

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    • Stephen says:

      Hey Jean – I was just poring over the map and saw a shape that looked like a face in profile. I started tracing out some routes and this is what emerged. (For a while I thought it might be Batman but I couldn’t find roads to make pointed ears.)


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