These amazing river maps show a hidden beauty of nature


Do you remember awesome population density map we’ve shared a couple of weeks ago? The same designer Róbert Szűcs created another map that focuses on the world’s river basins. His maps received an amazing attention in the US and there is a simple reason for that… They are beautiful.

Róbert is an amazing guy from Hungary who works on GIS projects to earn some money and then he goes to different parts of the world and works as a voluntary GIS analyst. Right now he left UK and works in Indonesia.

His inspiration comes from a simple topics like the population density or river sheds where the maps are traditionally quite boring. Róbert looked at these data from a different angle and he saw its beauty and potential. His projects are made with open sourced tools including QGIS and GIMP, as well as open data. For the sake of this project he gathered river data from EEA, WWF and USGS. The effect is truly stunning.

High resolution prints of the maps are available for purchase on Etsy where Róbert states that he has “a lifelong passion for beautiful maps”. And have absolutely no doubt that it’s truth.

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In case you missed the #GeoChat on Open Source and Hybrid GIS last month, we got you covered! Here are the highlights of what was a truly entertaining #GeoChat.

Shall we get started?

Andy Dearing, the CEO of Boundlessgeo who was the invited guest on #GeoChat kicked it off in style! 10 extra points for doing your homework, Andy 😉

Open Source & Governments 

Interested in programming?

Open Source in the BI market?

How good is Open Source GIS?

Okay, what’s the 20% that’s still missing?

If you were to begin transition to a Hybrid GIS solution, where would you start?

And the most important question that everyone wanted to ask 😉

Is Boundlessgeo working on Self-Driving cars?

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