Saturday, March 29, 2014

Adding Depth to the London Tube Map

Harry Beck's London Underground map is rightly lauded as an iconic landmark in the history of transit map design. However Harry Beck's tube map is missing two important features: depth and live trains.

Luckily Bruno Imbrizi's Experiment No.7 overcomes this deficiency in Harry Beck's famous map. Experiment No.7 uses the three.js library to create a 3d map of the London Underground, with tube stations and animated real-time trains. The map is fully interactive, so you can pan and zoom the map to explore the depth of the different underground lines.

The map even includes a background soundtrack so that you can experience the audio joy of traveling on the London Underground while you browse the map.

If you enjoy this experimental transit map you might also like Conductor, the musical New York subway map.

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