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.de/blog/street-orientanti

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

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

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@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.

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