Go With the Flow
August 28, 2013 1:11 PM Subscribe
posted by Rykey (32 comments total)
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"Have you ever dropped a stick in a river and wondered where it might go if it floated all the way downstream? Now you can trace its journey using Streamer
." In addition to displaying the distance traveled, difference in elevation, and number of states, counties and cities the stick will pass through before reaching its outlet point, Streamer can do an upstream trace to show you which rivers and smaller streams fed into the spot where the stick was dropped.
Produced by the U.S. Geological Survey
, the National Atlas of the United States
has come a long way from its earlier incarnations and now offers "information presentation, access, and delivery technologies that didn't exist 30 years ago to bring you a dynamic and interactive atlas."