As I’ve pointed out before (see here and here), I love weird maps. The one above was created by a designer named Ben Fry, and shows all the streets in the lower 48 states (click image to enlarge). That’s right– according to Ben’s website, this map features 26 million individual road segments. Ben also notes that “[n]o other features (such as outlines or geographic features) have been added to this image, however they emerge as roads avoid mountains, and sparse areas convey low population.”
Head on over to his site to see interesting close-ups of the Appalachian Mountains, the Great Lakes, and the San Francisco Bay area.