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Old November 8th, 2013, 08:48 PM   #1461
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Is there a relatively(!) easy to use program available on the web to make fantasy maps? I have neither the time nor the talent to do what many here have posted (and a thousand compliments to all your works), but I could do a map or three if it wasn't too confusing to work through the program.

(PS: is there a dedicated fantasy transit website? if not, would one be welcomed? I've been thinking for a while now about starting a fantasy transit blog [because "fantasytransit.com" has already been bought], and I'm wondering what the response might be.
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Old November 9th, 2013, 02:10 PM   #1462
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(PS: is there a dedicated fantasy transit website? if not, would one be welcomed? I've been thinking for a while now about starting a fantasy transit blog [because "fantasytransit.com" has already been bought], and I'm wondering what the response might be.
fantasytransit.com isn't bought and used yet.
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Old November 10th, 2013, 06:08 PM   #1463
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My fantasy map about Barcelona metro system
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Old November 10th, 2013, 09:07 PM   #1464
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Neat map!

No Line 4?
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Old November 10th, 2013, 09:12 PM   #1465
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Neat map!

No Line 4?
I think the yellow line is #4
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Old November 10th, 2013, 09:15 PM   #1466
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Probably, didin't see it. There's no box.
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Old November 10th, 2013, 09:18 PM   #1467
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I think the boxes are for ends of lines.
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Old November 12th, 2013, 10:29 PM   #1468
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Whew... finally, after a few struggles with Inkscape, I had to draw my own proposal for a BRT line in Cebu Province in the Philippines by hand. Here's my rendition, with stops only for now. I will put in layers later on (including the north arrow, connections, etc) when I have extra time to build on it. And by the way, that's one of my handwriting designs and originally in pencil, I've used my own pen.
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Old November 12th, 2013, 10:34 PM   #1469
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Neat map!
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Old November 12th, 2013, 10:40 PM   #1470
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Ah yes... that's just one corridor, and the main one too, connecting six cities and communities along Cebu South Road. Sadly, though, the south end can be truncated to Minganilla town since Naga City isn't really that developed, but, the latter has a road junction that allows connections to the west side of Cebu Island, hence my option to continue south. And by the way, I take into account the various connections within those cities in question, in which I stop at shopping malls and colleges to make travel much easier for students and shoppers.
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Old November 13th, 2013, 09:33 PM   #1471
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Here's a continuation from yesterday... same topic (Cebu BRT), but this time, I've formulated Lines 2 and 3. I used Google Maps to approximate the route, and I've indicated each and every stop, along with transfers to the original North-South Line, and I've finally made a system map (albeit no stations for now) for reference...

Tip: use the maps above in conjunction with the previous map I posted to see the system I made so far.
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Old November 15th, 2013, 02:52 AM   #1472
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Made this, London Underground line services with New York-esque designations.

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Old November 15th, 2013, 02:55 AM   #1473
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Neat!

Makes me want to restart my "classic" Mushroom Kingdom map. Prior to 1995, lines were set up similarly to NYC where it was a mix of lettered and number lines. Then in 1995, all lettered lines were eliminated in favor of using only numbered lines.
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Old November 15th, 2013, 12:03 PM   #1474
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Made this, London Underground line services with New York-esque designations.
http://fotkica.com/imgs3/1_47740513_text4203.jpg
Great work!
I assume the letters vs numbers represent the deep tube vs sub-surface lines?
/would make sense since it is a very close analogue to the use in NYC.
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Old November 15th, 2013, 01:21 PM   #1475
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No, main choice for letter or number is line color. Green, red, and purple trunk lines have numbers in NY, and the rest have letters.

I have to correct it, some services have changed since the map I based this one was made.

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Based on the colours? I can understand that. But I still think dividing them SSL/tube would make for a better analogy to the NYC maps with their IRT/BMT divide.
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Old November 15th, 2013, 04:09 PM   #1477
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I have to correct it, some services have changed since the map I based this one was made.
Line 9 has always gone to Aldgate during peaks, and now off peaks.

I can't recall that Line 7 ever went to Aldgate - pretty sure it didn't, and the off-peak line 9 extension has been done by turning back half of line 8.

Bakerloo needs to be Brown (and Northern line black and another colour, probably lime green, as two cores: Orange is for Overground). Odd that you have the Queens Park short turn, but not, say the short turns at Rayners Lane, Hainualt, etc
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Old November 15th, 2013, 06:09 PM   #1478
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I've corrected the map. The colors are taken from the NYC subway color coding, so Norhern line became orange (its four services is a match with B-D-F-M Sixth Avenue Line trains), and Bakerloo became cyan (similar to lime green of NY's G train). Also, I've reassigned the Wimbledon-Edgware Road service of the District line and the Hammersmith and City to the yellow Circle Line, to have NY's N-Q-R yellow trains (they share the tracks in the center so it's not too much of a stretch). I left out the shorter services that are completely covered by other longer ones (line Northolt-Loughton is part of West Ruislip-Epping).
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Based on the colours? I can understand that. But I still think dividing them SSL/tube would make for a better analogy to the NYC maps with their IRT/BMT divide.
Elevation of the track is not important to travelers. Anyway, NY and London's metro networks are both a combination of underground (deep and shallow) and overground tracks.

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Old November 15th, 2013, 08:01 PM   #1479
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Why use a combination of lettered and numbered lines? That only adds to the confusion.

Most underground lines in NYC are sub-surface btw. Only a few stretches are deeper underground, mainly on the more recent additions or the Flushing line in Manhattan, as it has to pass below all north-south trunk routes.
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Bakerloo became cyan (similar to lime green of NY's G train).
Why not the brown of the J train?

Olympia trains, when they do happen (rarely) don't go beyond Earls Court.

Pretty sure Mill Hill East is not a shuttle most of the time.
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Why use a combination of lettered and numbered lines? That only adds to the confusion.
It wouldn't if, rather than this idea that the letters and numbers are arranged according to what letters match that colour in NYC (Bakerloo and Northern excluded), it applied to the division of types (sub-surface and deep tube) - just as it does in New York (IRT v IND/BMT)

Thus 1, 2 and 3 would be the H&C, T-Cup and Wimbleware services and the letters can rearrange themselves so as to better fit the lines. J for Jubilee, V for Victoria, B for Bakerloo, etc.

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