Posts Tagged: underground

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    The Map Of The World According To The London Underground

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    Yes, it’s another map. Yes, it’s another map of the London Tube system. But wait … something’s not quite right. Surely the Piccadilly Line ends at Uxbridge, Heathrow Airport and Cockfosters and not at Seattle, Buenos Aires and St. Petersburg? Doesn’t the Northern Line run from Edgeware and High Barnet to Morden and not from… Read more »

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    The Olympic Tube Map

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    Not all maps are created equal. I’ve always had a soft spot for maps of the London Underground network ever since I saw one on the back of an old London A-Z street map far too many years ago. In case you hadn’t noticed, London hosted the 2012 Olympic Games a few weeks ago so… Read more »

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    Making Maps Underground

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    Warning. This post contains a sweeping generalisation. Yes, I know that Places are not just part of today’s digital maps; see the James Fee and Tyler Bell hangout The One Where Tyler Bell Defines Big Data as a proof point. But for the sake of this post, just assume that Places and maps are synonymous…. Read more »

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    Mapping The Might Have Been

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    The moment you make a map there’s a fairly good chance that it will be out of date. There’s nothing wrong with this; anyone who works in the cartography or mapping fields will tell you that one of the biggest challenges in making maps is not making the map, it’s keeping it up to date… Read more »

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    Putting The Tube On The Grid; A Geeked Out Cartographical Recipe

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    Here’s a simple, cut-out-and-keep recipe for making a very geeked out update on a cartographical classic. First, take a classic and iconic map which appeals to both the map geek in you as well as the Tube geek in you. Harry Beck’s 1931 reworking of the map of the London Underground system will do nicely…. Read more »

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    Crowd Sourcing The London Underground Tube Strike

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    From as early as 9.00 PM tonight, the London Underground network will be hit by a strike called by the RMT and TSSA unions. Again. For Londoners this will probably come as no surprise, but this time around, the BBC are crowd-sourcing a map of station closures, services affected and the knock on impact to… Read more »

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    Service Suspended On The London Underground (API)

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    If you build it they will come. Or to put it another way, sometimes demand outstrips supply. After the phenomenal success of the Transport For London Tube API, the London Datastore blog sadly notes: Owing to overwhelming demand by apps that use the service, the London Underground feed has had to be temporarily suspended. We… Read more »

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    Where’s My Tube Train? Ah, There’s My Tube Train

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    Back in December of 2009, I wrote about Paul Clarke trying to solve the problem of where’s my train; that there must be a definitive, raw source of real-time (train) information and that I assert that train operators know where their assets are; it would be irresponsible if they didn’t Whilst the plethora of train operators… Read more »

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    Curiously Cartographic Creations #1 – The Tourist Tube Map

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    London seems to have gone ever so slightly maps crazy of recent. Not only is there the Magnificent Maps exhibition opening at the British Library at the end of this month but BBC4 has joined in with two documentary series on the subject, Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession and The Beauty of Maps. It’s all… Read more »

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    The Use Case for “where’s my train?”

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    As Paul Clarke has pointed out on his blog, not once, but twice, “I assert that train operators know where their assets are: it would be irresponsible if they didn’t. And that this information is held within their internal systems“. Here’s a good use case for his proposed solution … wheresmytrain … Piccadilly Circus Tube… Read more »