The Open Guide to London: the free London guide - Differences between Version 10 and Version 6 of Tube Map

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* [ Animals on the Underground!]
* [ Other London Underground maps] - including history and references to Simon Patterson's The Great Bear and a map of how the underground map might have looked if Germany had won the 2nd world war.
* [ The Life & Times of the London Underground Map] - more history and strange tales of the map.
* [ A history of Paddington on the Tube map]
* [ A subway map of cancer pathways], using a Beckish style to illustrate part of the molecular network involved in neoplastic transformation of cells.
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The Tube map is considered to be a classic of design: in 1933 its designer, Harry Beck, realised that because the railway ran mostly underground, the actual physical locations of the stations were irrelevant to the traveller wanting to know how to get to one station from another. To this end, Beck devised a vastly simplified map, based on the circuit diagrams he drew for his day job, consisting of only named stations, and straight line segments connecting them; lines ran only vertically, horizontally or at 45 degrees. Originally designed as a spare-time project, the map was so successful that it was officially adopted by London Underground, and the basic design concepts have been widely adopted for other route maps around the world.

The Tube map may be downloaded in several different formats from the official site.

Please note: the map is copyright (c) Transport for London.

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