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Map of US Rivers

Map of US Rivers

What an incredible Map of US Rivers! Using USGS data, Nelson Minar has created a vector tile map of all the water flowlines in the 48 contiguous states.  While he cautions that he includes all the flowlines available in the dataset (i.e. “lots of seasonal creekbeds, arroyos, etc.”) it’s still a pretty incredible depiction of all the flowing water sources in the U.S.

Minar also cautions that there is some missing data as well as some nuances of the data and software that causes some blue rectangles and variable density, particularly north of Texas and west of the Mississippi. For those who are technically adept and interested in trying their own hand at creating vector tile maps, Minar has provided detailed information thru this link: https://github.com/NelsonMinar/vector-river-map