Look! Street Drawing of the United States

Look! Street Drawing of the United States

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Regina Yunghans
Aug 7, 2009

This drawing by artist Ben Fry is not of state borders, topographical features, or water bodies. It's of streets and only streets (26 million of them). The streets' densities and shapes coalesce to create a map that communicates city cores vs. suburban sprawl, gridded vs. organic layout. Wanna see San Francisco?...

Can you approximate your neighborhood based on streets alone?

Images: Ben Fry

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