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Cartography based on community feedback
Those who follow me on Twitter or Facebook may have already seen the announcement of my latest and largest mapping project – the Melbourne Transport Map. This will be a map displaying all public transport options within Greater Melbourne. Community input As this is such a large undertaking, I have decided to take a different…
How the Suburban Rail Loop will transform Melbourne’s transport maps
See the full project description and download link here. It is difficult to overstate how transformative the recently-announced Suburban Rail Loop will be for Melbourne’s transport network. Without getting into the technical transport details, it will make intra-suburban and cross-city travel much easier than it is today. One of the most significant aspects of the…
Alphington to East Preston Railway
Recently I was looking through some old documents related to Alphington. Buried within Hansard from 1948 was a document entitled the Alphington to East Preston Railway Construction Act. This Act of the Victorian Parliament authorised the construction a railway from Alphington along Darebin Creek to the then-brand new public housing estates just east of Reservoir.…
Distances between Melbourne railway stations – a quick map
I spent a few days putting together a map that shows the distances between railway stations on Melbourne’s metropolitan rail network. The spacing has been calculated and placed onto the current official PTV Victorian rail network map. The distance data is taken from the Vicsig website’s line guides (which also has a lot of other…
The evolution of rail maps in Victoria
Victoria is not well-known for its transport maps in the same way as London or New York. Despite this lack of enduring iconic design, the state has a rich and interesting history of railway maps. Almost all transport maps were geographical rather than schematic up until the 1990s. Only then did we see a shift…
What are schematic maps?
After the publication of my schematic public transport map of Chernarus, there was some confusion about its design and purpose. Hopefully this post will clear things up! What is a schematic map? Put simply, a schematic map does not necessarily represent geography. Instead, it is designed to show nodes and the connections between them.…