The Beautiful Map of Europe Drawn by Its Rivers and Streams

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If you have ever wanted to look at a map of Europe and see all of its rivers and streams outlined, well now you can. An Australian Ph.D. student from the University of New South Wales named Robbi Bishop-Taylor is the one who has redrawn Europe by mapping out its waterways.

Bishop-Taylor was able to do this using open source geographic informational software called QGIS to research the 1.35 million streams throughout Europe. The result is a map of European with various blue colors and lines to dictate the different waterways. The thickness of the lines represents the number of each river’s tributaries.

The UK

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Sweden, Norway and Finland

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Italy, the Alps and the Adriatic coast

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Greece

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France

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You can view and purchase Robbi’s other prints on his Etsy online shop.