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The Veiny Waterways of America

By Creativevisualart @creativevisart
The Veiny Waterways of America The Veiny Waterways of America





Starting as an exercise using open source information, Nelson Minar’s All Rivers map is a detailed representation of every waterway in the bordering 48 United States. By using the National Hydrography Dataset, Minar outlined each river, stream, and creek he could find and related their Strahler number, which is a measure of their significance, onto the vector map he created. This interactive chart allows users to explore the different regions and examine the variety and types of waterways found in the area.

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