All Berlin Streets, ehm, visualized

Ok, this is probably the cheapest visualization I ever created, but since Ben Fry has done the same before, I think I’m allowed to do so, too. This map simply shows all streets and railroads of Berlin. Likewise as in the US version, one can identify relevant geographic features like parks, rivers and lakes at places without streets.

Thanks to the kind folks at OpenStreetMaps and cloudmade.com, creating this image took me five minutes, literally. Three minutes for downloading the Illustrator document and two for a little editing. Well, I not even dare to put my name on the map..


Ok, this is probably the cheapest visualization I ever created, but since Ben Fry has done the same before, I think I’m allowed to do so, too. This map simply shows all streets and railroads of Berlin. Likewise as in the US version, one can identify relevant geographic features like parks, rivers and lakes at places without streets.

Thanks to the kind folks at OpenStreetMaps and cloudmade.com, creating this image took me five minutes, literally. Three minutes for downloading the Illustrator document and two for a little editing. Well, I not even dare to put my name on the map..

Creating the same map for Germany would be a little harder due to the increased amount of data. But to really keep up with the US version by Ben Fry the ultimate goal should be to render a street-only map of entire Europe. Kind of a challenge, isn’t it?

And, just in case you want to hang this map upon your wall (like me), here are 150dpi (11mb) and 300dpi (27mb) versions which you can use to print the poster at your favourite poster printing service.
Creating the same map for Germany would be a little harder due to the increased amount of data. But to really keep up with the US version by Ben Fry the ultimate goal should be to render a street-only map of entire Europe. Kind of a challenge, isn’t it?

And, just in case you want to hang this map upon your wall (like me), here are 150dpi (11mb) and 300dpi (27mb) versions which you can use to print the poster at your favourite poster printing service.

Update: here’s another map for Hamburg.

Update: I printed the map on poster size. Also I wrote a German article about this project on visualisiert.