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London's contours and lost rivers

Posted by Pgd81 on 17 May 2013 in English (English)

Is it bad form to write 2 diary entries in one day? Possibly. But the network drives in the office have conked out, and it's Friday afternoon, and I have this all ready to go, so what the hell.

London's lost rivers have fascinated me ever since I first read about them, and since I started cycling in London the contours have fascinated me too. Finding a way to visualise these things was what first got me into OSM (via Maperitive), but I never found the time to finish the job to a reasonable standard. So here's a first attempt, see what you think:

London's contours and lost rivers

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfisher81/8746062959/

Comment from cartinus on 17 May 2013 at 23:36

Interesting picture.

As usual when a map is rendered with a different emphasis, something strange get noticed. Why are both forks of the lost river north of Camden named "Fleet"?

Comment from Pgd81 on 18 May 2013 at 12:39

Thanks! RE Fleet: as far as I have been able to discern, the two upper branches don't have separate names.

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