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Old December 31st, 2015, 04:04 AM   #1701
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Old December 31st, 2015, 06:05 AM   #1702
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11/11. Way too easy.

The Guardian should've thrown in more one- or two-line systems to throw us off.
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Old January 1st, 2016, 11:21 AM   #1703
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BTW the Singapore map on the site ain't the latest
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Old January 1st, 2016, 05:46 PM   #1704
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I've already shared the template in my Wikimedia Commons user page. Now just the question of refining and spreading it.

Also I think any SVG map should not be only visually legible, but it should incorporate some interactivity to enhance its usability. If you open the source SVG (not the PNG preview generated by Wikimedia) in Firefox/Chrome/Safari, hovering or tapping the line will highlight it. In my complete TfL rail map the line will blink but the animation drains mobile battery quickly.
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I should probably have done the same. Instead I put my ideas on a now-defunct blog platform, and have later moved it to another. Back in 2011 I cleaned up the then Wikipedia Beijing metro map, but didn't get hold of the maintainer.

The style sheet wasn't particularly brilliant, but is showed some ideas
Code:
:lang(en) {
          font-family: 'Verdana', sans-serif;
        }

	:lang(zh) {
	   font-family: 'SimHei', sans-serif;
        }
	
        g#Title :lang(en) {
          font-size: 27px;
	}
	
	 g#Title :lang(zh) {
          font-size: 42px;
	}

	.line-name {
	    font-family: 'Verdana-Bold', sans-serif;
	    font-size: 30px;
	}

        .line-name:lang(en) {
	    font-family: 'Verdana', sans-serif;
	    font-size: 21px;
        }
	
        .line-name:lang(zh) {
	    font-family: 'SimHei', sans-serif;
	    font-size: 24px;
        }

        .open-date:lang(en) {
           font-family: 'ArialMT';
	   font-size: 18px;
        }
        .open-date:lang(zh) {
	   font-size: 21px;
        }
	
        .station {
            fill: white;
	    stroke-width: 2px;
	    stroke: black;
        }

        .station-name:lang(en) {
	    font-size: 14px;
        }

        .station-name:lang(zh) {
           font-size: 18px;
        }

        .station-name:lang(en) {
           font-size: 14px;
        }

        .station-name:lang(zh) {
           font-size: 18px;
        }
	
	path, polyline, line {
	    stroke-width: 7px; stroke-dasharray: none; 
	}	
	
	.planned path, .planned polyline, .planned line {
	     stroke-width: 3px; stroke-dasharray: 24,6; 
	}
	.planned .station  {stroke: #666}
	.planned .station-name {fill: #666}
Basically I:
  • Removed redundant code, including most unused ids
  • Removed all hard-coded colour and style, replacing them with id and class (and lang)
  • Gave each metro line an id (either #line-N or pinyin-derived), with given colour
  • Gave future lines/stations a class (.planned) and style
  • Supported a bilingual legend, Chinese (zh) and English (en)

If (SVG) map designers and programmers could agree on a common vocabulary, using classes or other mechanisms, then it would be possible for a programmer to enhance all available maps, and for a map designer to use all available enhancements.

The items in a map could include these features:

GEOLOCATION
The real-world location (latitude, longitude) for each point and line

STATE
(running), planned, under-construction, under-repair, disused, fantasy
Time of opening, time of closing

LEVEL
overground, underground, atground, depth/height in meters

OBJECTS
(physical) track, (route) line, station, exchange station, depot
With name(s), possibly in multiple languages/scripts, description, code

CONNECTIONS
track/line: stations in sequence
(exchange) stations: lines, next/previous station in line, travel time,
transfer paths, exits
external points (e.g. airport, railway station, port, point of interest)

FREQUENCY
Number of departures per hour, or real time schedule

STYLE AND BRAND
A line typically has an assigned colour, and possibly other properties. A station could have the same.


A map would be unlikely to have all of these features, but if the designer uses whatever features it has in a standardised manner, these features could automagically be enhanced.
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Old January 3rd, 2016, 04:45 PM   #1705
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that would be a wet dream, but a impractical one for the general users...
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Old January 4th, 2016, 06:11 PM   #1706
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The general users would mostly reap the benefit of more clever maps.

If a map has geographical coordinates, the user can morph between schematic and geographically correct map, like:



And of course take advantage of all geolocation features for any point (e.g. show a local map for selected station).

If a map has state/time information, animations like this can be generated:



With timetable information it would be possible to calculate travel time, best route, and generate a real-time metro simulation. And so on for other features.



You don't have to include any of this information, but if some is included it is better if it is encoded the same way, according to a pre-defined template/standard.

A map maker that does this will benefit from all scripts that are made for this template. A programmer that make scripts for this template will find that it will work on all maps that include the necessary features (and do nothing for the rest).

SSC has many map makers, probably enough for a critical mass. Wikimedia is a fine place to consolidate that mass, and attract programmers.


Some issues are:
1. Agree on how to encode specific types of data in a way that is not too onerous to code or maintain
2. Find ways to use and improve tools, e.g. Inkscape supposedly misbehave sometimes and mangle code
3. As this will be a work-in-progress find a way to update scripts as the template does

Many types will be simple. E.g. if we agreed on these three classes:
"underground", "surface", "elevated" for tunnels, ground-level and elevated line segments respectively, all it takes is to add class="underground" if the element has no class attribute, or append " underground" to an existing class attribute. A segment with none of ('underground'|'surface'|'elevated') would be treated as unknown.

This will not be onerous or restrictive, on the contrary it could be a time-saver. Tools that mangle classes would be an issue, but otherwise I don't think this should be hard to agree on.

A bigger challenge would be connecting lines and stations. In most maps stations would be some sort of point or symbol, while a line would be a line, but you can't tell by looking at the code which line(s) a station is on, or which stations a line passes by. There are several ways this relationship could be made clear, but some of these would be requiring a specific way of coding (e.g. that the paths and the stations should be inside the same 'g' element), that could be too inconvenient in practice.
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Old January 24th, 2016, 09:07 AM   #1707
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What to do in such freezingly cold weather which gives you shaky hands? Make a new map!
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Old January 27th, 2016, 04:51 PM   #1708
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Los Angeles's Metro in 2024 (just in time for the Olympics).

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Old February 12th, 2016, 04:34 PM   #1709
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Hudson-Bergen LRT Network Services NJ Gold Coast , Form Bayonne , To North Bergen , via Jersey City , Hoboken , Weehawken , Union City: Soon Ridgefield , Englewood & Tenefly,NJ as another segment is added. 2 More routes are under study , and i think they become a part of the Network , one goes to Secacuse JCT Rail Station & another to Sports Complex via the Secacuse Business Disrect.

We Start off in Bayonne at the Southern Terminal , for now , in a few weeks a new Station Opens up, to better connect with Staten Island Buses.

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Old February 13th, 2016, 09:45 PM   #1710
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We have new map from the Barcelona Metro due to the new line 9 southern branch opening.

New 2016 map including L9 sud:


Previous map:
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Old February 14th, 2016, 03:58 PM   #1711
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Chongqing China Metro Map.
All the stations are numbered which makes navigating a little easier. Inside each train car is the line map with the English names.
[IMG]Chongqing Monorail Construction December 2015 by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old February 14th, 2016, 11:03 PM   #1712
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English? All station names are translated or it's just the latin transliteration?
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English? All station names are translated or it's just the latin transliteration?
What's the difference with names you don't know? Normally it's Latin translation such that if you pronounce it in Latin translation people might understand you.
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Translation and tranliteration are two different things.
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I know that. Thank you. The question I ask whether it's important to a foreigner or not. If a station is called Beixinqao or Torch of Fire. Both were unknown to the foreigner upfront.
In China they normally use transliterations as far as I'm aware and I'm an advocate of that for the reason mentioned in my earlier post.

Especially for you I emphasize that these examples are completely fictitious.
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Old February 16th, 2016, 10:52 AM   #1716
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Afaik, falubaz just wanted to know if names are being translated into English or transliterated into Roman Chinese.
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Old March 1st, 2016, 05:21 AM   #1717
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I said I was not a huge fan of gradient background, but now I have eaten my hat, somehow.

Been experimenting on the fake shadowing with my Chicago L diagram. Not too successful for the low contrast at certain area like the top-left corner of the loop junction. Still it's too wasteful to revert all the changes. Might help a bit if the general route colors are slightly brighter, but I really want to stick to the official color codes.

The general shadow of all lines on the white background are Gaussian blur of the whole paths group. Shadows over straight line are rectangle with radial opacity gradient. Shadow over curved line are rough path shape with Gaussian blur and cropped by clipPath which is the most complicated compared to the other 2 kinds of shadowing.

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Old March 1st, 2016, 05:31 AM   #1718
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New Link Light Rail maps now appearing at station platforms around Seattle. Patches over the future stations to open in March and September.


New Link map at Beacon Hill station by SounderBruce, on Flickr


New Link map at ID/Chinatown Station by SounderBruce, on Flickr


New Link map at Westlake Station by SounderBruce, on Flickr
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Old March 8th, 2016, 10:50 PM   #1719
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I have finally completed a new batch of subway maps, I've got almost all major networks designed with a common graphic language now



http://www.inat.fr/world/


I'm afraid I will have to post on all relevant threads now
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Amazing work, Jug! I really admire the time and effort you've spent developing and producing these maps. And congratulations on your Luxembourg project - curious what city you plan to conquer next in your scheme to take over the map world
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