All the streets of America
Generate your own map of every street in America, inspired by Fathom's All streets poster.
You might have to install cairo, if you haven't already. See the instructions on node-canvas project page.
You might also need to install the
topojson command line utilities. (ogr2ogr is included in the gdal package.) Checkout Mike Bostock's Let's make a map for more details.
brew install gdal npm install -g topojson
To download the data for the US Census website and run ogr2gr as well as convert the geojson files to topojson. Grab coffee. It's going to take a while (1-2 hours on my macbook air).
Now you can run
Which will generate the image and save it to
out/out.png. Feel free to modify the
draw.js script to your liking. This should take about 10-20 minutes at the default resolution.