Remember that beautiful data from my June 20 post… well here’s how some of it turned out.
The Asheville Map goes to press on Friday. Perhaps it’s an homage to paper print map design. In any case, when it goes on sale, a good portion of the profits will support MANNA FoodBank, providing food to 16 counties in Western North Carolina. Each map sold provides funds for more than one meal. I’ll post a link to purchase the map ($2.99 + s/h) as soon as it’s ready.
These maps of the London Underground give a sense of how much transit maps tend to distort distance for the sake of clarity. At top is an official map of the system; at bottom is a spatially accurate map of the system.
I want to see one like this for Montreal!
I am ridiculous about maps, I let them totally shape my spatial awareness. I mean, I still point up when I say north.
The STM site provides a geographic map by default on its main page. Here is a screenshot:
For comparison, a schematic map:
It’s interesting to me that the STM doesn’t adhere to the traditional “Montréal north” but the schematic map is still tilted clockwise somewhat.
Awesome, thank you! Jeez, I feel like such a lazy ass, I’m all “gosh I wish I had this” and then someone went and found it for me :D Seriously, thanks!
It doesn’t follow “Montreal North” because having all lines on an angle means the station names are horizontal, and that increases legibility. Labelling the stations along a perfectly straight line requires slanted text which is more difficult to read, or text alternating between above the line or under the line, which can be difficult to follow (see the TTC map).