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The Pittsburgh Beltway System

28 Oct

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Few understand the twisty rainbow colored beltway system. Visitors and newcomers wonder, what do those signs mean?  But the few who have figured it out appreciate the suburban wayfinding.  ROY G BIV, Baby! This version makes it seem like Pittsburgh is radiating the rainbow.  Wouldn’t be surprised if there was a unicorn in the middle.

Pac Tom Project

22 Apr

This is pretty mindblowing.  This guy, Tom, is trying to run every street (1031 miles) in the City of Pittsburgh and has logged the progress.

From the site:

Hi! Pac Tom is my project to run the length of every street in Pittsburgh. Check out the rules. It’s called Pac Tom because it’s like a very slow version of Pacman without the ghosts or power pills, and my name is Tom.

The above beautiful map is particularly interesting.

It shows the shortest route from Tom’s house from any place he’s been. The colors indicate the direction that he should be running on that segment to decrease the distance to his home. Green means East, red means North, violet means West, cyan means South.

The site is amusing and full of other graphs, maps, etc. And you can follow Tom’s project.

Click here to explore the genius that is Pac Tom

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