Is it possible to generate one of these from any other point in the map as well?
Interesting that a vein flows ~~past Detroit~~ *through Michigan* and into Canada (Ontario, then Quebec) to cross back into the US to 'touch' some of the Northeastern US counties.
EDIT: Some of you have pointed out that the main 'connector' is north of Detroit in Port Huron, Michigan.
It'd be cool see the optimal road map for getting to every major city, if we were to rebuild the entire US interstate system.
edit: For all those people who keep saying the same thing. I mean if we were to rebuild all the roads. OR, instead of rebuilding the roads, maybe it'd be more realistic to map the most efficient map for Elon's Hyperloop to reach all the major cities in US. Lets say any city that in the greater metropolitan area has over 500k people.
From Texas and by the looks of this, it’s saying to go down I 35 for most of traveling north to south. 35 ain’t optimized for shit. They’ve been “optimizing” it for the last 10 years.
How is this optimized? Is it by distance or are traffic conditions/speed limits accounted for?
I propose a race. A Cannonball run type of event where drivers start on both coasts, and race toward the geographical center. I haven't figured out the finish line details yet...
If you add in Alaska and Hawaii, the Center of the United States is moved to my home town of Belle Fourche, SD.
“In 1959, the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey officially designated a point 20 miles north of Belle Fourche as the geographic center of the United States. It is the center of the nation because the admission of Alaska and Hawaii to the United States moved the location of the official center of the nation. The geographic center of the 48 contiguous U.S. states is Lebanon, Kansas.”