All Streets

19 November of 2012 by

All Streets, as the name suggests, is a road map of all the streets in the 48 contiguous United States. The folks over at Fathom Information Design literally meant all the streets. There are 240 million individual road segments included in their map.

What’s missing from the map are just about all other cartographic elements. There are no borders or rivers. However, quite a bit can still be inferred about the geography of the United States from this map. Areas sparsely scattered with roads indicate rural or mountainous regions, while a dense concentration can be associated with urban areas.

The All Streets map is data, cartography, and art in harmony. Poster prints of the map are available online. Fathom is donating half the proceeds to Kiva, the non-profit microfinance organization.

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