Look, I made a thing! After I saw the awesome blog post on city street orientations, I generated some charts for European and German cities (and refactored Geoff's IPython notebook into a script on the way). If you want to see a map of your favourite city in this style, tell me about it and I'll see what I can do.


@rixx you can tell which cities are older because they're more round and uneven


Especially old cities like Augsburg or Athens? I was looking for such a correlation but really can't see that



@siccegge @popefucker It's also got a lot to do with how much of the city was built in a planned matter (which doesn't necessarily correlate with age), how much of the city's size grew by annexing other villages (which have their own directions, usually), if there is a river and if that river is curved, etc. Also, compare to the original blog post for American cities, which are terribly griddy and aligned.

Sign in to participate in the conversation

chaos.social - because anarchy is much more fun with friends.
chaos.social is a small Mastodon instance for and by the Chaos community surrounding the Chaos Computer Club. We provide a small community space - Be excellent to each other, and have a look at what that means around here.
Follow @ordnung for low-traffic instance-related updates.
The primary instance languages are German and English.