Because it’s Friday: The river routes to Rome

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  • If you then colour the map by the Rome that is closest by road ( as the folks at RedBubble have done ), you create nine distinct zones in the States within which roads lead to a different Rome.
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The United States contains nine cities named Rome. Like almost everywhere in the USA, those cities are connected by roads, and from every point in the country, one of those cities can be reached by the shortest road route. If you then colour the map by the Rome that is closest by road (as the folks at RedBubble have done), you create nine distinct zones in the States within which roads lead to a different Rome. The map was created using GraphHopper to follow routes using Open Street Map data. It’s fascinating to me how the road networks look so…


Because it’s Friday: The river routes to Rome

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