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August 15th, 2010


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04:35 pm - HOLY CRAP THIS IS PRESSING SO MANY GEEK BUTTONS RIGHT NOW IT'S SCARY
(Update: You can view a larger version of the picture and order prints at http://cambooth.net/interstatemap/. It is quite nifty!)

I want this on a huge print and I want it now:

The Eisenhower Interstate Highway System in the style of H.C. Beck's iconic London Underground map. Whoo doggies is it a nice'un. State highways and three-digit routes are not included, which is why cities like Pittsburgh aren't represented (I-79 runs thru Pittsburgh, but it intersects with I-76 well north of the city.)

But just LOOK at it! Dear God, just LOOK! That's cool!

It's fascinating to see the changes of density between the East Coast/Midwest and the West Coast/Rockies. (The Density Disparity?) It's no surprise at all, but fascinating. Somehow the way it's presented as simply as it on this map turns out to be really effective.

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From:phonemonkey
Date:August 15th, 2010 08:51 pm (UTC)
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That's fantastic.

I'm reminded of "You know you're from Ohio...when you have to drive on the Interstate every time you go out to buy milk"
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From:wring
Date:August 15th, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
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that is pretty awesome!

and makes sense for a direction-impaired person like me
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From:sovay
Date:August 15th, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
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The Eisenhower Interstate Highway System in the style of H.C. Beck's iconic London Underground map.

That is pretty awesome.
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From:preysz
Date:August 15th, 2010 09:42 pm (UTC)
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Now if only that really was the US passenger rail system…
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From:la_chispa
Date:August 15th, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
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Wow.
From:huskyscotsman
Date:August 15th, 2010 10:25 pm (UTC)
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Wow, that's great. And really easy to follow, but that's the genius of the Beck layout for you.

Have you seen that we have a similar thing for buses now? Not the whole system, but a different spider map for each stop showing the complete routes of nearby buses. Works really well, plus "spider map" is a cool-sounding name.
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From:urban_faerie_
Date:August 15th, 2010 10:31 pm (UTC)
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OMG i love it! i'm a big fan of virtual mass transit maps too!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 15th, 2010 10:44 pm (UTC)
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@Derspatchel: want a print? Visit: http://cambooth.net/interstatemap/

@preysz: This isn't the real railway network as a subway map, but this is:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/senexprime/4785807080/

Both all my own work.

Cheers,

Cameron
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From:derspatchel
Date:August 16th, 2010 04:24 am (UTC)
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Thank you for the links, and for the work in the first place! It's really well done.
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From:preysz
Date:August 16th, 2010 12:52 pm (UTC)
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That Amtrak map is pretty awesome.

I guess what I actually meant to say was "if only our national passenger rail system was as extensive, cheap, and easy to use as our interstate highway system."
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From:eeka13
Date:August 15th, 2010 11:07 pm (UTC)
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WOW WOW WOW
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From:clickie
Date:August 15th, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
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From:lbmango
Date:August 16th, 2010 12:18 am (UTC)
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Huh, I can't find Mornington Crescent!

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