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#1 Xi

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 09:30 AM

Which do you prefer?

London:
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(compare to London geographical, not officially in use:
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 09:33 AM

No system awesomer than Chicago's "L" :wub:

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#3 Xi

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 09:40 AM

I'm not digging the really heavy lines.

But my real question was: In a complex metro system, do you prefer a very schematic, clear approach with less idea about scale and how the actual city layout corresponds with the subway system, or would you rather sacrifice clarity for scale, etc.
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 09:48 AM

None of the above...
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:16 AM

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:18 AM

http://www.legendtour.ru/foto/rus/02metro.gif

That looks like a spider-slash-swastika.
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:20 AM

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:24 AM

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:47 AM

I prefer this version of the London Tube Map.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 11:50 AM

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 11:52 AM

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 11:54 AM

If only Arthur Dent had had this map.

OMG my thoughts exactly!
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 12:47 PM

As a Londoner, i do use the tube every now and then, and compared to the New York subway and France's metro system, i think it's more complicated. I found NYC subway pretty easy to navigate.
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 02:04 PM

But he had the infinite improbability drive, so would he need a map?
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 03:59 PM

The London one is much clearer, but good luck trying to figure out which stop is closest to where you're going. Coming from NYC, it was a cinch to figure out on my first try how/where the different lines go and transferring from one to another, but perhaps people who aren't used to the NYC subway would have a harder time.

Even though I know the NYC subway system pretty well, I'll be the first to admit it's complicated and not well-documented or clear. Thumbs up to Google Maps, though.
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 04:41 PM

The London one is much clearer, but good luck trying to figure out which stop is closest to where you're going.

Or if it's worth it to walk. I like that the NYC subway map is also a regular map. To be fair, Manhattan, at least, has a much clearer layout than London, and the subway reflects that. But the geographic London map doesn't look so unclear, if they'd only scale it so the suburbs are smaller (the way they do in NYC).
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 04:59 PM

This is a better NYC one (unofficial).

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 05:01 PM

Feh.
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 05:10 PM

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 05:14 PM

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