Tag: waterways

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 […]