Roads colored by orientation

The figure below shows the roads in Brasília colored by orientation. Beautiful rainbow patterns but a horrible not exactly a great experience for pedestrians though. These maps were created using a really neat interactive tool developed by Andrei Kashcha & @mitsuchi using data from OpenStreetMap. You can try it on other cities here or check the source code. Hat tip @mapmakerdavid and @stevevance.

If you’re interested on the topic of street network configuration and urban morphology, you should have a look at Geoff Boeing‘s work, in case you haven’t already. In this paper, in particular, Geoff analyzes street network orientation and entropy in 100 cities around the world.


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