Tag: rivers

Remember Ben Fry’s All Streets map? Nelson Minar was inspired by that map to create thisĀ map of the US showing only the waterways. There’s a live map that you can play around with hereĀ (or you can just view the hi-res screengrabs from the project). And if you’re interested in playing with the raw data, you […]


See this map of Manhattan here? I just learned from Scouting New York that even to this day city engineers and planners consult this map called the Viele map (circa 1874) to figure out where the original waterways, rivers, and canals are underneath NYC. If you’re intrigued, there’s a post over at Scouting New York […]

Lost Rivers – OFFICIAL TRAILER from Catbird Productions on Vimeo. Catbird Productions put out this trailer for their film Lost Rivers which talks about the history of rivers to the formation and cities and how over time we have covered them completely and encased them in tunnels to build on top of them. Now, groups […]


The Flowing City Coaster is a fun drink coaster that uses the falling condensation from your cup to create little tiny rivers within a city grid. They’re not the cheapest of coasters you can get ($12 for a set of 2), but they do serve as a great conversation piece over coffee or tea. [via]