I decorate my house with maps. I am a map geek.
So I was excited to find a treasure trove of interesting map information at the District’s GIS data catalog, and turned some of their information into a series of DC maps, reproduced below.
Figure ground map
Figure ground maps show silhouettes of building footprints. They’re a great way to visually illustrate how buildings interact with the spaces between them. This map shows all of D.C. and Arlington, while this map shows the Dupont Circle area.
If you need help orienting yourself, here is a version showing county borders.
That’s all the maps I made, but you can make your own at data.dc.gov.
Dan Malouff is an Arlington County transportation planner who blogs independently at BeyondDC.com. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.