Posts Tagged ‘streets’

All Streets (Ben Fry)

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

[Editor’s note: This map under counts roads in National Forests in the west but still shows the US has more than enough roads to maintain. Dense (with roads) metro urban clusters readily stand out. Thanks Michael!]

Republished from Ben Fry’s site.

All of the streets in the lower 48 United States: an image of 26 million individual road segments. No other features (such as outlines or geographic features) have been added to this image, however they emerge as roads avoid mountains, and sparse areas convey low population. This began as an example I created for a student in the fall of 2006, and I just recently got a chance to document it properly. More technical details can be found here and additional updates here.
View more at Ben Fry’s site . . .