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08 February 2012 | Maps, Transport | By: M@

Alternative Tube Maps: Morphing Tube

Alternative Tube Maps: Morphing Tube

Watch a modern Tube map gradually morph, T1000-style, into a geographically accurate version. Then, agog, click another button and behold as the map regresses/progresses (delete according to opinion) to something like the original Harry Beck Tube map of 1933. The modern map also allows you to overlay a street pattern — not a new trick, but it's good to have this all-in-one package.

This one's an oldie. In fact, Sam Rich first put a version live in 2002. It then found its way onto Transport For London's website in 2004, from which it was dropped in 2008 during a web shuffle. TfL allowed Sam to continue hosting the map on his own site, and you can now enjoy warping the Tube map here.

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Very entertaining, but by concentrating on central London it doesn't show the extent to which the Tube map enlarges that area and shrinks the suburbs.


Where is Temple?!


Interesting, but is it all that different? There is nothing wrong with the modern map. The 'real' one is confusing.