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Old November 27th, 2015, 07:10 PM   #1681
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When I drew my first map of the London Underground I deliberately chose not to represent the commuter services but only the metro lines. I was aware of their existence of course, the dedicated TfL map shows them all, but I thought it was just too big of a challenge at the time.

Today after a couple of years working on London with numerous iterations I finally decided to give it a go. I am happy to present you with the complete map of the London rail network (and some boats ) built in INAT style:





The original image is too large for the forum view, you can check it here:
www.inat.fr/metro/london/
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Old November 28th, 2015, 01:28 AM   #1682
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When I drew my first map of the London Underground I deliberately chose not to represent the commuter services but only the metro lines. I was aware of their existence of course, the dedicated TfL map shows them all, but I thought it was just too big of a challenge at the time.

Today after a couple of years working on London with numerous iterations I finally decided to give it a go. I am happy to present you with the complete map of the London rail network (and some boats ) built in INAT style:





The original image is too large for the forum view, you can check it here:
www.inat.fr/metro/london/
Great effort which I would never attempt. Just so your know the footbridge joining the platforms of Hackney Downs and Hackney Central has been completed so they can be drawn like the integral station (Bank-Monument).
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Old November 29th, 2015, 04:45 PM   #1683
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@Sameboat: will you download this map onto Wikimedia and then insert into the article about the metro
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Old November 30th, 2015, 01:25 AM   #1684
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@Sameboat: will you download this map onto Wikimedia and then insert into the article about the metro
Yes, if the image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution (give the creator's name recognition when used elsewhere) Share Alike (redistribution and/or alteration must retain the exact same license) or released into the Public Domain (creator retains no right at all except Moral Rights, but that does not apply on all sorts of media, depending on the individual country's laws).
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Old November 30th, 2015, 05:38 PM   #1685
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Thanks for the kind words and information, I'll update the map
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Old December 4th, 2015, 01:35 AM   #1686
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As I've always been frustrated about the maps available for Mexico City I decided to make one myself:



A bigger version can be foundhere.

My aim was to make map cleaner than all existing ones in order to make navigation easier. As I find navigating from a start to an end point the most valuable part of a good map, so I tried to that rather than make it geographically hyper-accurate.

Any critic is welcome.
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Old December 4th, 2015, 03:31 AM   #1687
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As I've always been frustrated about the maps available for Mexico City I decided to make one myself:



A bigger version can be foundhere.

My aim was to make map cleaner than all existing ones in order to make navigation easier. As I find navigating from a start to an end point the most valuable part of a good map, so I tried to that rather than make it geographically hyper-accurate.

Any critic is welcome.
Pretty neat, if less stylish. The oval terminus icon isn't my cup of tea though. Because you have already added the line icons at the end of the termini, it's acceptable to use the same generic circular station icon. Clarity-wise, I think something can be done to improve Pantitlan so that lines 5 and A don't look like a single continuous line.

If I am to modify upon your map. I would replace all terminus icons with the line number/letter icons. For Pantitlan, use a horizontal stadium shape, long enough to contain all line icons, so they don't scatter arbitrarily around the interchange icon. That also means lines 5 and A would be slightly moved rightward to avoid the concern I mentioned above. This also means the size of the line icons would need to be reduced slightly.
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Old December 4th, 2015, 05:11 AM   #1688
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You are missing Line 12, which is a couple years old.
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Also, the line you labeled "9" is in fact #3, and the brown "8" line is the real #9
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Old December 4th, 2015, 09:03 PM   #1690
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@Muiderpoort
Nice schematization, keep pushing it further.

- Try spacing stations evenly, especially on vertical lines.
- Make lines 1 and B really symmetrical around San Lazaro
- Group line numbers together at Martin Carrera and Pantitlan
- Change the yellow line to a less flashy hue
- The background color is lowering the contrast, make it an outstanding one with a meaning, or discard it all together
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Old December 5th, 2015, 12:20 AM   #1691
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Nice schematization, keep pushing it further.

- Try spacing stations evenly, especially on vertical lines.
- Make lines 1 and B really symmetrical around San Lazaro
- Group line numbers together at Martin Carrera and Pantitlan
- Change the yellow line to a less flashy hue
- The background color is lowering the contrast, make it an outstanding one with a meaning, or discard it all together
Thanks for your comments (everyone in fact). Will push it further. Really love the comment to make lines 1 and B symmetrical; will make it much better.

Two questions though: what do you mean with a less flashy hue for the yellow line? And what do you mean by the background colour with a meaning. It's white now, so basically discarded, right?

Thanks.
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Old December 5th, 2015, 12:53 AM   #1692
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Forget everything about the colors, I was reading the thread on a VERY badly calibrated screen, sorry
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Old December 5th, 2015, 01:08 AM   #1693
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So, I'm trying to get started and teach myself how to make transit-style maps using Inkscape. My end goal is to be able to convert a long-range vision for Seattle I've sketched out on Google Maps (see below, stations omitted) into something readable and visually pleasing. Anyone out there have some working guides of how to accomplish this?

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If the end result is a topological map, I would recommend you Notepad++/Sublimetext instead of Inkscape.
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If the end result is a topological map, I would recommend you Notepad++/Sublimetext instead of Inkscape.
Maybe it's time to hit the books on XML, then. I'd rather make a diagrammatic map, since this one is quite messy when scaled 1:1.
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Old December 5th, 2015, 04:43 AM   #1696
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Maybe it's time to hit the books on XML, then. I'd rather make a diagrammatic map, since this one is quite messy when scaled 1:1.
Although I have posted in this thread before, again you can start with my template:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/U...ailway_diagram
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Old December 12th, 2015, 11:15 AM   #1697
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Even from an objective view, Constantine Konovalov's Paris Metro map (unfinished yet) at least does one thing right: lines 2 and 6 are given slightly different radii so one (particularly with colorblindness) would not mistake the 2 lines are operationally joined.

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Old December 30th, 2015, 02:23 PM   #1698
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A slightly old quiz which has been re-linked to from the Guardian Cities section of that newspapers website:-

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Can you identify the world cities from their 'naked' metro maps?

Artist and urban planner Neil Freeman of 'Fake is the New Real' has been updating his geographically accurate maps of city subway systems, all drawn to the same scale. We’ve used a selection of his maps below: can you identify the cities?



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Lisbon
London
Los Angeles

A note from Neil Freeman: When I say the maps are in the same scale, each is drawn in a custom Transverse Mercator map projection centred on each system. I’ve defined “metro” as high-capacity urban heavy rail systems that run on grade-separated right-of-ways. They run with short headways, at least at rush hour, and are generally built to serve commuters. Further, the metros I’ve included have platform boarding (you might have to mind a gap, but you don’t ascend steps).
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(FWIW, I just tried the quiz, and only got question 4 wrong)
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Old December 30th, 2015, 04:24 PM   #1699
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Nice.

2 mistakes. Glasgow and San Francisco.
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11/11. Kids stuff.
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