Jesse Hardman / WWNO

As we head into the spring and summer seasons, people around the state will hit Louisiana waters looking for crabs, shrimp and fish. And as locals tune up their boats and head out onto bayous and into the Gulf, they’ll realize it might be time for a new map.


Folks at the Boston-based design firm Fathom had a unique idea: what would maps look like if you stripped away all the defining features of a state, or of a country, leaving behind nothing but the roads?

Even a regular road map retains the outline of a place, its peaks and valleys, mountains and rivers, the names we give the defining features. But what if we take all that away and just leave the connective tissue, the pavement, behind?

Cityscapes: Richard Campanella On The Geography Of Cool

Mar 14, 2014
Richard Campanella

We continue our monthly conversation with Richard Campanella on his monthly Cityscapes column in the Times-Picayune and

WWNO News Director Eve Troeh spoke with Campanella about his latest work, mapping the "cool" factor across downtown New Orleans. It all started with his research on Bourbon Street, a once-cool place that is now, Campanella finds, decidedly uncool.

2012 French Quarter Festival Map

Apr 10, 2012

Find your way around the French Quarter Festival!

Click the image to the left for a large version of this year's FQF map, or download a .pdf copy here.