Acre of Cars

john's Avatar


23 Aug, 2018 10:58 PM

Someone on Quora asked me for ways of visualizing how big an acre is. I said "What about an acre of cars?" and used NodeBox to come up with a quick infographic.

The network is pretty straightforward. The only mildly interesting touch is turning a single public domain car SVG into multiple color variations by ungrouping and separating the colored bits from the non-color bits (e.g. windshields). NodeBox allowed me to play with myriad variations of car layouts, packing density, and column/row dimensions. My goal was to make the math come out as cleanly as possible.



Reply to this discussion

Internal reply

Formatting help / Preview (switch to plain text) No formatting (switch to Markdown)

Attaching KB article:


Already uploaded files

  • an_acre_of_cars.png 1.33 MB
  • acre_of_cars_screenshot.png 563 KB
  • 10.8 KB

Attached Files

You can attach files up to 10MB

If you don't have an account yet, we need to confirm you're human and not a machine trying to post spam.

Keyboard shortcuts


? Show this help
ESC Blurs the current field

Comment Form

r Focus the comment reply box
^ + ↩ Submit the comment

You can use Command ⌘ instead of Control ^ on Mac

Recent Discussions

16 Jun, 2022 05:30 AM
15 Jun, 2022 06:03 AM
06 Jun, 2022 01:07 PM
02 Jun, 2022 11:58 PM
30 May, 2022 07:48 AM


24 May, 2022 06:27 PM
20 May, 2022 04:12 PM
05 May, 2022 02:25 AM
03 May, 2022 04:46 AM
01 May, 2022 09:22 AM
18 Apr, 2022 09:01 PM