New York's ZIPs, scribbled

new york ZIP code scribble map

Map/nerding moment of the day: a "scribble" map of New York's ZIP codes. It's a clip from a larger national map by Robert Kosara. As he wrote:

What would happen if you were to connect all the ZIP codes in the US in ascending order? Is there a system behind the assignment of ZIP codes? Are they organized in a grid? The result is surprising and much more interesting than expected.

And on that page he has multiple versions of the map, color coded to highlight the various states. Also: here's an interactive, zoomable verion.

ZIP codes start with 01 in Massachusetts (Agawam, specifically) ascend from there, generally westward. There's a section on Wikipedia that explains how they're assigned.

We're not sure how useful this sort of visualization is -- but we liked looking at it. So, there.

[via a long string of people]

Different, but... This map also made us think of caPOW's excellent New York county illustration.

image: "The US ZIPScribble Map," Robert Kosara, eagereyes

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GE Schenectady

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/28/trivia-zip-code-12345/

Super cool!

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