Square-Mile Street Network Visualization Project

As part of his PhD dissertation in urban planning, Geoff Boeing has developed a computer program that visualizes one-square mile of the road network of any major city in the world. (Check out his cool website here.) By way of example, below are the square-mile street network visualizations of midtown Manhattan, the central Place de l’Étoile in Paris, the medina quarter of the ancient city of Tunis in North Africa, and downtown Atlanta:

OSMnx: Figure-ground diagrams of one square mile of Manhattan New York, Paris France, Tunis Tunisia, and Atlanta Georgia shows the street network, urban form, and urban design in these cities with Python in the style of Allan Jacobs Great Streets and Nolli maps

Image Credit: Geoff Boeing

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2 Responses to Square-Mile Street Network Visualization Project

  1. Craig says:

    What I like about this diagram is the diagonal that Broadway cuts through the Manhattan grid. As the little bit of disorder that stands out in the midst of regularity, the path of Broadway makes more of a statement than the chaos-with-a-center layout of Paris or Tunis. (But Atlanta’s map, eh.) In some ways, too bad that the powers-that-be decided to cut Broadway in two, but I understand that five-way intersections in cities like New York are impossible.

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