Washington - Night Views Map
The Night Views perspective emphasizes built-up areas, shown as if they were city lights glowing at night, with just enough moonlight to reveal landforms in the background. This narrow focus gives a remarkably clear picture of the pattern of settlement. The effect is pretty close to actually being a captured record of the illumination. We are showing impervious surfaces, whose variable density distinguishes commercial and industrial uses from lower-density residential areas. The dark blue shaded relief background highlights the settlement pattern, the important theme of these maps.
Small - Scale is 1:715,000 1" = about 11 milesLarge
- Scale is 1:500,000 or 1" = about 8 miles
Dimensions: All map dimensions are approximate.