Zach Margolis Swimming In Style
Courtesy of Zach Margolis, San Francisco, California.
Zach Margolis is a veteran American open water swimmer from San Francisco who creates stylized maps.
He renders the maps of his marathon swims from GIS data. He explains the purpose of making the maps, “My goal was to get some practice plotting GPS data from my watch and other sources.”
The map on left shows his course across the Strait of Gibraltar between Spain and Morocco swum in 4 hours 9 minutes in 2017.
The map on left shows his course between Santa Catalina Island and the Southern California mainland on Palos Verdes peninsula completed in 11 hours 4 minutes in 2016.
The map below shows his course between England and France across the English Channel swum in 12 hours 17 minutes in 2018.
Copyright @ 2019 by Zach Margolis.