Explore this USA sound map, with field recordings and reimagined sounds from across the United States of America.
We wish you a mappy Christmas.
¶ DrWeb says: Show don’t tell.. sometimes maps provide the eye and the mind with just the right sense of perspective…
“The maps you are about to see show the massive scope of America’s infrastructure using data from OpenStreetMap and various government sources. They provide a glimpse into where that half-trillion dollars may be invested.”
From the earliest days of settlement and migration, the people of North America have relied on maps and mapping to understand their environment and place within it. Maps have helped Americans prospect investments, comprehend war, and plan leisure in places unknown. As Americans have used maps to explore the U.S., capitalize on its resources, and displace its Native peoples, maps have shaped American cultural ideas about travel, place, and ownership.