Cool Synesthetic Map Turns SF's Topography into Rainbows
J Thoendell stashed this in Maps
Data visualizer and McDonald's heat-mapper Stephen Von Worley has turned his cartographic bag of tricks to the urban street grid. He's released a set of city maps that color-code streets according to how closely they hew to cardinal directions. Predictable street grids (with orderly north-south and east-west layouts) appear in red. The more the roads bend away from this configuration, the more they change color. As you'd expect, the Sunset, Richmond, and Mission districts light up in straitlaced red, and Twin Peaks looks like a total rave.