Seen: The Grid Beneath

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Image from the Instagram account @the.jefferson.grid via The New York Times.

Next time you take a long flight in the US, take some time to notice how the land below is divided by an orderly grid. The division of that grid, each one mile to a side, are the visible result of a land planning system first proposed by Thomas Jefferson more than two hundred years ago. Curious? To learn more visit:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/cp/summer-of-science-2015/latest/jefferson-grid

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