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Maps Are Beautiful

Maps Are Beautiful

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Monday, April 30, 2018/Categories: natural history, video, art and design, environment

                         American River Systems and Their Geographic Watershed Drainages (credit: Imgur)

The beauty of rivers, that can inspire a love of maps, is shown in a new illumination of the watersheds draining the continental United States. Created by the travel map-maker Imgur, the geographic data visualiztion reveals the entire watersheds of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Arkansas Rivers (pink), the Columbia River basin in the Pacific Northwest (brown), and the Colorado River drainage (yellow) along with smaller rivers nationwide. The color textured map was constructed using Graphic Information Systems QGIS software. It could easily be something for a wall-size mural. 

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