Beauty of River Maps – 12/28/18

Until about a year and a half ago, 31-year-old Hungarian Robert Szucs studied geography in the United Kingdom, with a focus on GIS. Now he’s using his mapmaking skills to turn nature’s patterns into contemporary art. He uses open-source software and satellite data to paint the world’s rivers, and in the process revealing an entirely new way of looking at the world. “It’s all 100% scientific, based on satellite data and digital elevation models,” he says. “Every stream and river is placed on a scale of 1-10, based on the stream order (size).” Read more about Robert and his unique maps here.

His maps are available for purchase on Etsy, under his moniker GrasshopperGeography.