The Beautiful Hidden Logic of Cities –Worldwide

The response to The Beautiful Hidden Logic of Cities was way more positive than I ever expected! There’s been some demand for prints–they’re available now on Society6. If you’d like a custom city that hasn’t been done yet, drop me a line and I’ll make it available for purchase!

Of course, you’re always free to download/print whatever’s on this site for personal use, it’s just not as high res as what’s on Society6. You can also use my code to make your own cities if you’d like.

At any rate, I decided to do some non-US cities as well. All of these were done using OpenStreetMap data, which comes with a caveat: I derived the road designations from the road name, which is less than an exact science. I don’t claim that these are 100% accurate, but they still are pretty!

My code for this project can be found here.

 

Auckland

Auckland

Barcelona

Barca

Bogotá

bogota

Bucharest

bucharest

Lisbon

lisbon

London

london

Madrid

madrid

Mexico City

mexicocity

Paris

paris

Rome

rome

Sydney

sydney

Toronto

toronto

 

5 comments

  1. Hello, found out about this on Reddit, your work is great ! wondering if you could do La Paz, Bolivia ? Don’t know if the datas are available or even logic though…

    Thanks for this content !

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  2. Thank you for sharing the code and file locations of the shp files used. This made a really nice map of Cardiff for a family member!

    Like

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