Recently graduated spatial planer, attempting to start my own business, and i write at dt106ers.com I also make websites and attempt photography too!

This is my place to waffle on about the world as I see it......pictures, videos whatever you name it!

 

urbendisaster:

archatlas:

House for a Photographer Hyde + Hyde Architects

One day I wish to have access to a house like this. I don’t want to own it necessarily, just be able to go there and visit regularly. A cottage of sorts perhaps?
It’s too beautiful for me to handle on a day to day basis…

transitmaps:

Official Map: Île-de-France Regional Transit Map

Brought to my attention by readers Tony and Guillaume is this striking new regional transit map for the Île-de-France region that surrounds Paris.

It shows not only the Paris Métro (lines 1 through 14), but also the tramways (Lines T1 through T7), RER lines (lines A through E) and the Transilien commuter rail network (lines H, J, K, L, N, P, R and U). In addition to all this, it also manages to show a wide array of bus routes and indicate travel zones! That it can do all this while still looking quite lovely is definitely an achievement.

Issued by the Syndicat des Transports d’Ile de France (STIF) and designed by LatitudeCartagene, the map is starting to pop up at stations across Paris, replacing an older, more geographically-based map.

It’s interesting to note that while the map shows the entire Métro, it isn’t based on the official map of that network and has instead been drawn from scratch — a wise choice. It also uses Frutiger as the main typeface, rather than the RATP’s bespoke Parisine font. However, it does share the Métro map’s slightly muted pastel colour palette, which means that the few really bright colours like the blazing red of the RER “A” line really jump out.

The map uses an interesting mix of angles to allow all the routes to meet up with each other, as well as some lovely sweeping curves, especially the RER “C” line along the banks of the Seine. In general, the RER and Transilien lines have more flowing curves than the Métro, which works well to visually separate them. The bus routes are shown as straight lines with very tight curves when they change direction.

About the only fault with this map is the lack of a legend: the distinction between the RER lines (route letter in a circle) and Transilien lines (route letter in a square) isn’t immediately apparent, and I’m still not entirely sure why some bus routes are orange and others are blue (orange routes mainly serve central Paris, while blue routes seem to serve the outer areas or be express routes). 

Our rating: Basically, I love this: a huge, complex network of interconnecting routes and transit modes simplified and rendered in a stylish, understandable way. Hopefully, it’s future-proofed to cope with the upcoming expansion of Métro and RER services. Four-and-a-half stars!

4.5 Stars!

(Source: Official STIF vianavigo site — PDF download)

maptitude1:

This map of Africa was made in 1864 by American cartographer A. J. Johnson. The mid-1800s were golden years for European exploration of inland Africa; the continent’s interior is far more detailed on this map than on others made just 10 years earlier.

maptitude1:

This map of Africa was made in 1864 by American cartographer A. J. Johnson. The mid-1800s were golden years for European exploration of inland Africa; the continent’s interior is far more detailed on this map than on others made just 10 years earlier.

Ever wonder what it looks like to make a transport map? Well now you can see a days work in roughly 37 seconds. If only it was that quick to label stops in realtime!

Making part of the Dublin Transport Map - Timelapse.

(Source: vimeo.com)

mappingtwincities:

Tip: Map Design with Adobe Illustrator.
Map design involves a great deal of technique and precision. Though nowadays programs largely automate this century-old craft, keeping a well-organized workspace will increase your efficiency. Jump past the break to see the three tricks you can use to streamline your workflow. 

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Seriously wish I had copped onto using the symbols for the interchanges when I started making the map. Would be super easy to update it!

mappingtwincities:

Tip: Map Design with Adobe Illustrator.

Map design involves a great deal of technique and precision. Though nowadays programs largely automate this century-old craft, keeping a well-organized workspace will increase your efficiency. Jump past the break to see the three tricks you can use to streamline your workflow. 

Read More

Seriously wish I had copped onto using the symbols for the interchanges when I started making the map. Would be super easy to update it!

Dublin Transport Map for €1 enter MAP100 - Strike Suspended Full Service tomorrow

So there you have it the Strike has been suspended and to celebrate you can pick up a Dublin Frequent Transport Map for just €1 for the rest of the week.

Enter the Coupon Code on Checkout MAP100 to purchase your map for €1

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Buy your Transport Map now for just €1

Happy Commuting in the morning folks!

C

Dublin Transport Map - Strike Edition

STRIKE EDITION

Download your FREE strike edition

For all commuters out there Tuesday could be a frustrating day, your options are limited unless you are lucky enough to live near the luas or a train line.

For those of us on the bus the least stressful thing to do might be just take the day off.

The Map will be update daily as the week progresses.

When the buses do return, whenever that might be you might still be interested in the Dublin Transport Map so pick one up at cbroderick.me/dublin