Archive for the ‘maps’ Category

The Subway Weekender

Friday, September 16th, 2011

The amazing 1972 Massimo Vignelli diagrammatic map is back! Read all about it in this press release.

Or just take The Weekender for a spin right now!

Redesigned New York City Subway Map to debut in June 2010

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Concurrent with the subway service revisions planned to take effect June 27, 2010, a new subway map edition will be released that does more than just reflect the changes in service. The new map will still closely resemble the current one, with the following significant design changes:

  • Subway lines shadowed (outlined in gray)
  • Service Guide removed
  • Accessible Stations list removed
  • Bus transfer bubbles compacted
  • Parks will be olive colored
  • Water will be a deeper blue
  • Manhattan will be 30% wider
  • Staten Island will be 50% smaller
  • Other boroughs enlarged
  • Most ferry routes removed

Compare the March 2010 The Map to the New The Map:

March 2010 NYC Subway "The Map"

Proposed new NYC Subway "The Map"

Take a look at many other versions of the NYC Subway Map by browsing my gallery of map scans at Railfanwindow.com.

Source: New York Times

Google Maps Directions FAIL

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

I just encountered this mistake.

As always, verify that what Google tells you makes sense before you go driving off.

See it live: http://tinyurl.com/ybzrocx

Screen shot:

See it in Street View.