August 15th, 2010
|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.
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"
|Date:||August 15th, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)|| |
that is pretty awesome!
and makes sense for a direction-impaired person like me
|Date:||August 15th, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)|| |
The Eisenhower Interstate Highway System in the style of H.C. Beck's iconic London Underground map.
That is pretty awesome.
|Date:||August 15th, 2010 09:42 pm (UTC)|| |
Now if only that really was the US passenger rail system…
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.
OMG i love it! i'm a big fan of virtual mass transit maps too!
|Date:||August 15th, 2010 10:44 pm (UTC)|| |
@Derspatchel: want a print? Visit: http://cambooth.net/interstatemap/
@preysz: This isn't the real railway network as a subway map, but this is:
Both all my own work.
Thank you for the links, and for the work in the first place! It's really well done.
|Date:||August 16th, 2010 12:52 pm (UTC)|| |
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."
|Date:||August 15th, 2010 11:07 pm (UTC)|| |
WOW WOW WOW
|Date:||August 15th, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)|| |
|Date:||August 16th, 2010 12:18 am (UTC)|| |
Huh, I can't find Mornington Crescent!