making sense of maps

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Oct 16th, 2008, 06:35 AM
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making sense of maps

Has anyone been able to make any sense of the official map of the public tranpsort system of New York?!
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Oct 16th, 2008, 06:40 AM
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Are you referring to the subway map?


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Oct 16th, 2008, 06:41 AM
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Sure. It's all color-coded, even. Be sure you're working with the full version and not a tiny one that doesn't contain all the essential information.
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Oct 16th, 2008, 06:45 AM
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If yuo mean the subway map - yes. It' perfectly simple.

You should download the interactive version - so you can zoom in and see the part you want in greater detail. (The only problem is so many trains/stops in so little space if you don't zoom in.)
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Oct 16th, 2008, 07:39 AM
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What do you find so difficult about the map? How can we help you?

Have you studied a regular map of NYC? I think you'll find the subway map and a regular map very similar.

(By the way, the current map is a great improvement over the former one, which was graphically beautiful design by Massimo Vignelli, but had little to do with the actual geography of the city.)

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Oct 16th, 2008, 11:31 AM
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I can't say that the MTA maps are better or worse than those of any other public transport system.

There is nothing like having a little experience to help you figure out the best train or bus to take in a particular situation.

If you have a PDA or access to the internet, there is a very good program called Metro that will help, not only for NYC, but many other cities with public transport.

http://nanika.net/Metro/
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Oct 16th, 2008, 11:59 AM
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From the OP's only other thread:

"Author: cabopino
Date: 10/16/2008, 10:45 am
I will be travelling to Europe and plan to visit some major cities. Where can I get some maps of public transport systems that are easy to use and accurate?!
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I see a theme here
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Oct 16th, 2008, 12:10 PM
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If you have that much trouble, just ask for directions or hopstop your trips.
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