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Transportation Technology

A Circular New York City Subway Map To Straighten Things Out 124

Posted by timothy
from the now-go-help-charlie-get-off-the-mta dept.
Daniel_Stuckey writes "The U.K.'s Max Roberts, a mapmaker and critic, has created a map that sees this problem and then solves it by adopting a similar distortion strategy to the MTA map, but to a far greater degree. The map heads in the direction of a diagram and away from a map representing features. It may be the most lucid reinterpretation of the New York City subway map I've seen yet."
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A Circular New York City Subway Map To Straighten Things Out

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  • Huh? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 28, 2013 @05:56AM (#44405171)

    "The U.K.'s Max Roberts, a mapmaker and critic, has created a map that sees this problem and then solves it"

    Sees what problem?

    Seriously, if you're going to summarise an article event then fucking do so the right way...

  • Current map? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by loufoque (1400831) on Sunday July 28, 2013 @06:47AM (#44405295)

    Where is the real map so that we can compare it to it?
    Why can't people write good articles? Including the current map for comparison should have been an obvious thing to do.

  • by BenJury (977929) on Sunday July 28, 2013 @07:54AM (#44405573)
    No, because its not the point of the map. its purpose is to make it easier to navigate the transit system. For example when your on a train, do you want a clear and concise diagram of the system so you can see where to change lines, or do you want a map that is geographically correct but is all squished together?
  • by Zakabog (603757) <john@@@jmaug...com> on Sunday July 28, 2013 @08:48AM (#44405795)

    The subway map is roughly geographically correct while not being all squished together. It's easy to see what stops you need to get off when you need to transfer and also it works as a real map for most tourists since a lot of attactions are displayed on the map (Rockefeller Center, Natural History Museum, Central Park, etc.) As a native New Yorker that uses a subway map almost daily, this circular design doesn't seem to add any benefit.

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