How to make a transit map

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How to make a transit map

Post by frischee112 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:43 pm

How can I make a professional looking transit map? Something like these...

I know some maps are made by professional companies like the official NYC subway map, but there are dozens more maps made by amateurs for systems for systems that dont even exist. I need to make this map for a project. Is there a special software I can use?

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Re: How to make a transit map

Post by The EGE » Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:50 pm

Inkscape is all you need - a freeware vector graphics editor.

Some helpful transit maps design links: ... map-i.html

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Re: How to make a transit map

Post by bigK » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:35 pm



do you mean something like this?

I created this map for my Southern Dutchess Interurban rail transit presentation rev 2 using Corel Paint Shop Pro X2

this is for the resumption of revenue passenger svc. on the Beacon line that MTA/Metro North RR owns

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