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timebasedsubwaymap.jpgan interactive London subway map that spatially morphs according to the estimated travel times from a selected station. shortest paths are used to place the other stations, as radius is time & angles are kept correct for as-the-crow-flies direction on a map. the grey concentric circles are placed at 10 minute intervals. original concept inspired by time-based subway map. see also personal world map for a similar approach based on air travel. [tom-carden.co.uk]

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Thanks for the link!

I updated the map a little bit after you posted, you might want to check out the changes - it's now easier to use, I think.

Fri 06 Jan 2006 at 10:24 PM

The idea of using time instead of distance for a map is a marvelous idea. I think you could apply the whole concept by taking a street map, dividing it into a grid, and then distorting the map based on how long it takes to get from one grid box to another. For instance downtown would spread out naturally and highways would compress.

Thu 31 May 2007 at 7:07 PM
Joel Schopp

geometrically distorted maps (both unipolar and mulitpolar, also known as cartograms) are already widely used to convey lots of different information, such as population numbers, but also travel times; it's an old concept; nevertheless: very nice piece of work!

Fri 07 Sep 2007 at 12:52 AM
frank
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