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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Omnimappus Americanus

A map of every American city - every city in the USA has roadside attractions, strip malls, main street, recent historic buildings and at least one megachurch



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Maps galore!

21 comments:

  1. I tried to figure out for a while what "RTM" is. Even Googled it and checked Wikipedia. Then wondered what "ENTs" are. And then the penny finally dropped...

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    1. So... What does it mean?

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    2. The three blocks together form "apartments".

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  2. This city is way too compact. Needs to be spread much further out, so that life cannot be lived without a car.

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  3. Holy crud...
    It is Omniapus pt 2!

    But seriously, does every single city look just like that? Or is it just a generalization? (BTW, you don't generalize things, it's called prejudice)

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    1. Well, some don't have the Monstrous Highway, but only a 6-laner.

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    2. If only the streets were that organized... but in general, it's pretty close. Needs more dollar stores, though. And hair/nail salons, my gods... unless that's just the greater DC metro area.

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  4. Aside from big cities (Ny, La, Miami, Boston,) it's spot on

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  5. What do RTM, APA, and ENT stand for?

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  6. It is missing a college campus and the car retail places. But otherwise very accurate. And motels like Super 8, and others....

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    1. I was just thinking the same thing. Where is the College Campus and House of Worship (football stadium)? Also, not enough one way streets, lol. Otherwise, quite accurate.

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  7. what exactly is a strip mall ?

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    1. where hopes and dreams go to die

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    2. It's a building that rents out commercial space. They can contain any variety of businesses, but tend to look and feel repetitive with our (America's) predominance of franchised businesses. They usually are trying to achieve that walking-shopping sort of downtown feel, but fail that goal because the American love of cars requires parking lots. In almost all the blocks above, just assume that over half the space is dominated by ugly, hot, dangerous parking lots.

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  8. This is definitely how I remember it being when I first went out west to Texas and Colorado and everywhere between, but as an east coaster this doesn't feel familiar enough

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  9. So, next it will be Asian cities?

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  10. Not on the east coast. not at all on the east coast.

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