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If the US Interstate system was instead a subway system….

A seldom-mentioned fact about the London Underground maps is that they aren’t drawn geographically. They’re instead a wonderfully simplified look at a very complex system.

Underground Map

underground map net

Actual geographic layout of the London Underground

alt-map

What if the US Interstate road system was instead a subway? Would we stick with the geographical reality for our maps of the system?

us_hiways_map

Or would we instead also simplify and take a page from the British? (Nifty graphic from chrisyates.net)

interstate_subway

Categories: Geeky
  1. jordsd
    February 11, 2007 at 7:13 am

    Is it really strange that I prefer option #2? SO MUCH EASIER TO READ!!!!

    BTW – Happy B-Day!!!!!!

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