Goodge in sixty seconds

Far more interesting than the instant crowd-pleaser of the Great Bear is the imagining (and re-imaging) of the London underground in metrics other than that used by the great Henry Beck’s circuit-board diagram. The oohs and ahhs that a geographically faithful transcription once gave me (especially when it morphed to and from Beck’s map) have been at least quietly reawoken by Oskar Lin’s temporal map of the Tube (images get prettier as you go proceed through the article), where distance translates to time taken to travel between stations, while the shapes are warped in two dimensions to best compensate and keep junctions as accurate as possible. If Oskar Lin can get the junctions to work, you’d think Simon Patterson might have gone to the trouble.

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