“You Visit the Earth and Water It”

Nelson Minar, a software engineer at Google, writes:

I just completed a project I’ve been working on for a few weeks, a vector tile map of American rivers based on the NHDPlus dataset. It’s mostly a demo project with readable source, but it’s also kind of pretty.

Minar has mapped every river in the contiguous United States.

US Rivers 01

Here’s a portion of Mississippi.

US Rivers 02

And California.

US Rivers 03

Now, take the time to read Psalm 65:9-13, where David addresses the “God of our salvation”:

___ You visit the earth and water it;
_____ you greatly enrich it;
___ the river of God is full of water;
_____ you provide their grain,
_____ for so you have prepared it.
___ You water its furrows abundantly,
_____ settling its ridges,
___ softening it with showers,
_____ and blessing its growth.
___ You crown the year with your bounty;
_____ your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.
___ The pastures of the wilderness overflow,
_____ the hills gird themselves with joy,
___ the meadows clothe themselves with flocks,
_____ the valleys deck themselves with grain,
_____ they shout and sing together for joy.

Praise is due to you, O God. (Psa 65:1)


About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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