Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The New York Subway Bent Out of Shape

Ben Schmidt has taken the MTA Subway Map of New York and then stretched, squeezed and rotated it so that it fits onto a Mercator map of New York.

The MTA Map of the Actual New York does help to highlight the geographical inaccuracies in the MTA map. The MTA map expands Manhattan, due to the higher proportion of lines and stations situated there. You have to admit that the map does lose some legibility when you squeeze all that information onto a more geographically accurate map.

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