May 23, 2004

Green Infrastructure Mapping

Category: Geography/Maps

greenmap.gifChicago: An organization called "Natural Connections" has come out with a fabulous map of the greater Chicago Region that charts the remaining "green infrastructure" of the region. That is, greenways, forests & wetlands so that trails, flood control, stormwater issues, etc.. can be better understood.

Also significant, the map ignores leaps over political boundaries such as city limits and state borders, whereas previously one had to gather data from a multitude of dis-unified sources. It's also really cool to look at.

[Download the map here. Warning - it's a massive 8meg PDF]

Posted by Nick at May 23, 2004 4:20 PM