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Old May 13th, 2010, 11:29 PM   #1201
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 12:50 AM   #1202
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Old May 31st, 2010, 08:22 PM   #1203
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Still lots of other things to do, like correcting some errors, like the ones you already pointed out to me.
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I also saw I forgot to add Lawrence St station between Court St and DeKalb Av on the R line.
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I'm not too satisfied with the layout in Downtown, either. The area between 14 St and say 4 St takes up too much space without any stations in between. Downtown itself is cramped, which leaves me with station names I had to squeeze in.
Fixed that, too.

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The stations along Central Park and in Harlem need to be lined up...
Still on the to-do list...

Fixed, though I didn't manage to get them all lined up on all lines. But the result is much better than it was before.

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...and the plotting of the Fulton St line (A/C lines) between Fulton St (Manhattan) and Lafayette Av (Bklyn) is incorrect (Jay St and Hoyt/Schermerhorn Sts are both located south of DeKalb Av, instead of north, as the map suggests).
...but that's fixed. However, I was still mistaken: Jay St is actually north/northwest of DeKalb Ave.

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I have used transfer station symbols at 36 St (Bklyn) and Queens Plaza, where I should have used simple station symbols.
Fixed.

I also made the layout of the Fulton St complex in Downtown a bit more accurate and corrected the Chambers St/Park Place/WTC transfer in Downtown. Finally, I downsized the font a bit (still have to try Helvetica or Akzidenz). The result is a somewhat more compact map:

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Old May 31st, 2010, 10:11 PM   #1204
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I don't think I will include SIR. Yes, it's run by the MTA and yes, it has the same function for Staten Island as the NYC Subway has for the other boroughs, but it's not in any way directly linked to the Subway system. Maybe if they'd build that tunnel between 86 St Bklyn and Staten Island...
I'm sure every visitor and resident would expect an NYC subway map to be complete only if it includes the Staten Island Railroad. It's not connected to the rest but why should that be of importance? It's New York! And easily reachable by the free, swift Staten Island Ferry that many visitors ride for its scenic views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. And if such a visitor happens to be a metro buff, she will also ride a few stations on the SIR and will need it on your map.
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Old May 31st, 2010, 11:06 PM   #1205
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All true, but it isn't part of the NYC Subway system, which my map portrays. So I'm very sorry for the female buff, but she'll have to make do with another map then

In the mean time, I updated my previous post with changes to the lines in upper Manhattan. I managed to get most stations on the different lines neatly lined up, except for the diagonal 2/3 lines between CP North and 135 St.
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Old June 1st, 2010, 11:10 PM   #1206
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Just kidding, most likely more he than she.
Still don't get your point since it's on the official map and Staten Island is a borough of NYC.
It's not even a matter of missing space. Just move the legend to the right, and your design will even be more harmonious.

But so what.
How about the printable version?
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Old June 1st, 2010, 11:27 PM   #1207
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Yes, I know it's on the official map. Just as AirTrain is and all other railway lines, albeit only shown in thin blue lines. Neither of those form part of the subway system either, so that's why I don't show them on the map. Only the lines that form part of the subway system are shown on my map.

But let's put an end to this discussion and just agree to disagree

A colleague of mine will be flying to New York next week for a holiday trip. I'll provide him with a printable version to be put to the test, which I plan to make tomorrow. Shouldn't be too much of a problem.
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 09:52 AM   #1208
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Yeah, let's disagree
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 09:00 PM   #1209
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OK, this version is about as final as it gets. I made some small improvements, like smaller transfer circles and some spatial improvements around Downtown Brooklyn.



And, especially for you micro, a printer-friendly white background version:



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Old June 3rd, 2010, 09:34 PM   #1210
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Font is much too small to be legible when printed on A4. Could be twice the size
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 11:08 PM   #1211
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Then print it on A3

I already downsized the font in order to fit in the station names in certain places. I guess I could try a somewhat less space-consuming font for a change...
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Old June 4th, 2010, 01:19 PM   #1212
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The white background is much better.
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Old June 6th, 2010, 05:03 PM   #1213
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Okay, I've been messing around with some other fonts. Eventually decided to stick with Helvetica Narrow, which doesn't take up too much space and is very legible. I also got rid of the fancy in-line route bullets and replaced them by simpler route designations.

On my B&W printer, the font is still legible when printed on A4 format at a resolution of 600 dpi.

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Old June 6th, 2010, 05:36 PM   #1214
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It's good. Nice one.
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Old June 8th, 2010, 11:09 PM   #1215
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The express on the 5 looks awkward crossing over the 2 line.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 12:14 AM   #1216
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Not quite sure what you mean by that?
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Old June 9th, 2010, 01:42 AM   #1217
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Between Jackson Av and East Tremont Av.
6 Express should also be on the other side and not on the side where the station names are.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 03:21 PM   #1218
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Ah right, now I see what you're getting at.

Any more suggestions or fixes: please tell me. I intend to incorporate them all at once into a new version, instead of having to bother you all with numerous updates

Edit: spending a free rainy afternoon at home, what better way to spend your time than to twist and tweak the subway map?

I changed the following:
  • Flipped the rush hour expresses in the Bronx between 3 Av and East 180 St (5), and 3 Av and East 177 St (6) in the Bronx;
  • consistent with that, put some station names next to the 7 line between 33 St and 69 St in Queens on the right side of the line;
  • Cleaned up the Midtown area, by shifting the Eighth Avenue line to the left, the 53rd Street line up and lining up the 34 St, 28 St and 23 St stations;
  • Also made the map a bit more future proof, by creating space for the future line 7 extension (2013) and the Second Avenue Subway (2016 and beyond);
  • The color of the water has been changed to a somewhat more greyish blue. Also added subtle borders between the water and land in the same color, but with a darker shade.

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Old June 9th, 2010, 08:10 PM   #1219
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Not quite sure what you mean by that?
[IMG]http://i45.************/6ohnq1.jpg[/IMG]

Why do you have the express jump over the other line? Why not just have it run alongside the 5? I don't feel like sketching what I mena, but basically:

22222222222222 instead of 5x 5x 5x
55555555555555 22222222222
5x 5x 5x 55555555555




I would also flip the labels so they are next to the points.
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Like that - take a look at my previous post. Is that what you mean?
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