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Dedicated to the Science and Art of Transit Map Design


Max Roberts
Travel by public transport anywhere in the world,
and the chances are that sooner or later you will
encounter a map in which the routes have been
simplified and turned into a diagram. Schematic
maps
are widespread, and are intended to make
your life easier, but are they really designed as
effectively as possible to give maximum assistance?
Could some of them be improved? How can this be
achieved? The answers to these questions lie within
these web pages. Photograph by Reka Komoli.
Frank Lloyd Wright Map
On These Pages
Web Shop
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of my acclaimed book: Underground Maps Unravelled.
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experience, and licence my maps for commercial use.
Writing
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my written work on map design, and download articles.
Speaking
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lectures, and course materials for my university teaching.
Showcase
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exhibitions of my work, and links to interesting web sites.


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