Micheal Toth of Artful Data created these detailed maps of the United States waterways using large data sets. Via My Modern Met:
Each river map is the result of weeks of work, which begins with the manipulation of a large set of data pertaining to all the rivers in the United States. Using a programming language, Toth is able to manipulate the information to render the final image. The results are artistic maps of the entire country, as well as individual states.
The most intriguing part of the data visualizations is that they demonstrate just how much the character of these waterways define the environment and make it instantly recognizable. It’s a lesson that Toth also learned throughout the creative process. “My waterbody maps have helped me to understand on a much deeper level how geography can affect the character of a place,” he shares with My Modern Met.
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