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Maps and

map reading

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Seasons-Greetings  Male  Essex
25-Jun-2020 09:57 Message #4784717
I've always got a nearly current Road Atlas in the car.
You can't beat being able to get a map out.
I just think it gives you a much better spatial awareness of where you are in relation to other areas when your're driving somewhere.

I think what Harry Beck did in the 1930's on devising a London Transport Tube Map that was instantly easy to understand and read was the work of absolute genius and a design classic.
Up until he got involved it was just a confusing mass of lines and station names.
Harry was an electrical draughtsman and took his inspiration from wiring diagrams to lay out the map.


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