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The Real London Underground [fourthway.co.uk] depicts the differences between three distinct depictions of the London tube system as a morphing animation.

It morphs the modern, actually used map of the London underground, into Harry Beck's original design from 1933, or into the "real" geographic situation of the Underground in London.


"From fourthway comes now a handy tool to draw some interesting comparisons: The Real Underground allows you to morph [...]" http://visurus.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/london-tube-maps

Tue 19 Apr 2011 at 6:23 PM

Would love to see these transitions including the street map. Similar to the project described in "Map Warping for the Annotation of Metro Maps" (Böttger et al 2008)

Tue 19 Apr 2011 at 9:21 PM

It's a pity you can switch from real view to Beck's map only via the modern state - the comparison between the first two gets quite tough to do.

Wed 20 Apr 2011 at 8:05 PM
Alexey Gaponov

Amazing stuff, for sure. It always amazes me just how the elegance and simplicity of Beck's circuit board diagram-inspired map has stood the test of time and had such widespread influence.
I also like artist Simon Patterson's somewhat whimsical, intellectual take on the map, namely his 1992 work The Great Bear (http://www.allposters.com/-sp/The-Great-Bear-1992-Posters_i328775_.htm).

Thu 21 Apr 2011 at 1:47 AM
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