Seyed Alavi, a Californian artist, created a wonderful visualization in a public art/carpet for a bridge at Sacremento airport. He writes:
This project consists of an aerial view of the Sacramento River that is woven into a carpet for the floor of a pedestrian bridge connecting the terminal to the parking garage. This image represents approximately 50 miles of the Sacramento River starting just outside of Colusa, California and ending about 6 miles south of Chico.
In addition to recalling the experience of flight and flying, this piece, by depicting the larger geographical area, also helps to reinforce a sense of belonging and/or connection for the traveler. In this way, the carpet can also be read and experienced as a “welcome mat” for visitors arriving in Sacramento.
via WorldChanging: Aerial Mapping in Carpet.
See also commentary about the carpet and landscape visualization on Pruned.