Distance to nearest building in North America

Posted by ᚛ᚐᚋᚐᚅᚇᚐ᚜ 🏳️‍🌈 on 13 September 2020 in English (English). Last updated on 14 October 2020.

Have you ever thought “Gee I wonder if you took #OpenStreetMap data for North America, and coloured the image based on the distance to the nearest building?”

No? What kind of person are you?

(red=<1km, orange=1→2km, yellow=2→5km,green=5→50km, blue=>50km Image © CC-BY-SA 4.0, Map Data © ODbL OpenStreetMap Contributors) Canonical Web Page: “Distance to nearest building in North America” on map of north america

Comment from Sanderd17 on 14 September 2020 at 10:28

I’d like a comparison with Europe. Although from some straight lines, I have the idea that the colours depend on imports quite a bit.

Comment from Lejun on 16 September 2020 at 09:39

I definitely need a tutorial for this kind of thing ! Let’s say to show the distance to the nearest parking in any area or other OSM entities.

Comment from muzirian on 21 September 2020 at 13:51


Comment from Jakuje on 5 October 2020 at 20:08

Seems like the image is gone. Do you have it stored on some more persistent storage or any steps how to reproduce it for example for Europe?

Comment from ᚛ᚐᚋᚐᚅᚇᚐ᚜ 🏳️‍🌈 on 14 October 2020 at 18:41

@Jakuje Thanks for alerting me. I have fixed it.

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