Open-Source Tool Makes Comparing Street Networks Easy

Image Credit: Geoff Boeing

Image Credit: Geoff Boeing

Geoff Boeing, a PhD student at UC Berkeley, has created an open-source tool that allows researchers to directly compare city street networks. The Python-based tool generates black-and-white maps that visualize one square mile of a street network for a given city. The simple visual language of the tool’s renderings emphasizes the stark contrast between wide suburban blocks, tight 19th century grids, and radial ancient cities.

Source: NextCity