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Infographic: An Astounding Map of Every River in America

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posted on Jun, 27 2013 @ 03:18 AM
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I thought this was pretty cool.
And some people might find that the US is a wetter place than they may have realized. This even shows waterways that are dry most the year.



o create All Rivers, first Minar gathered information from NHDPlus (National Hydrography Dataset) and put it in a database. He extracted the Strahler number, a measure of how significant a creek is, to determine how large the rivers would appear on the map. From there he built a web server that would allow him to serve the flowline data as vector map tiles, and finally he wrote a JavaScript program that did most of the cartography work for him.










There are a few more images that can be found in the source article.
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posted on Jun, 27 2013 @ 03:21 AM
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Almost looks like human capillaries!

Brilliant post, very interesting! Thanks! S & F!



posted on Jun, 27 2013 @ 03:24 AM
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And here we are... buying bottles of water like it's going out of style.


S&F OP!
Very interesting indeed. Also very pretty!



posted on Jun, 27 2013 @ 05:20 AM
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Hauntingly beautiful and misleading as none of it is potable. Giardiasis has been found everywhere. Not to mention farming insecticides and herbicides, animal run off, human trash and garbage, industrial pollutants, and assorted other goodies we may or may not know of. Yeah it looks pretty, but don't drink it.



posted on Jun, 27 2013 @ 10:51 AM
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Making river water potable is a pretty simple process.



posted on Jun, 28 2013 @ 10:37 AM
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Originally posted by dave_welch
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Making river water potable is a pretty simple process.

Well, yes, as far as giardiasis goes, but a purification tablet won't do anything about most of the crap humans allow to get in the water. Since the government is losing interest in the purity of our aquifers in favor of fracking and even radioactive waste disposal, people should take it on themselves to learn what it takes to really purify water.

That really is a cool map. Stuff like that is what makes me lean toward the Gaia theory.




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