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Old Posted May 6, 2005, 5:55 PM
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dan, that map just hurts me, on so many levels.

funky compass, btw.
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Staten Island has a heavy rail route?
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the staten island rail road. powered by third rail. a shadow of its former self, with several abandoned branches, once operated by the baltimore and ohio railroad.
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Old Posted May 15, 2005, 4:12 PM
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i could probably post this, even tho it's WEAK beside the seaboard

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Old Posted Jun 3, 2005, 4:25 AM
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nice map.

one question though: how is the clearance under the potomac river bridges (e.g., metrorail)--are they high enough above the water to allow the ferries to pass under or do they have drawbridge functions (to rise higher)? also, are these ferries single- or double-decked?
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Old Posted Jun 3, 2005, 1:48 PM
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The bridges are plenty high enough to allow boats to pass under. You couldn't take an aircraft carrier past the Metro bridge connecting the Pentagon to East Potomac Park, but 100-person water taxis are not exactly aircraft carriers.

I don't know if the ferries will be one or two levels. It shouldn't make much difference, though.
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Meh....couldn't even take a patrol boat under those bridges...let alone a frigate or something larger...
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i'm planning on drawing up a track map for BART (nycsubway's BART track map dates back to 1996). i was curious about how mr. calcagno created that map; i was browsing some of the other systems and found a similar track map that indicated it was created using railsim. it, too, was last updated in the '90s. so i went ahead and looked up this railsim company. their product is pretty comprehensive (and professional), but it's not really something an amateur like myself would make much use of outside of designing a simple map.

so, i did a couple google searches for rail simulation/track maps/simulations and didn't turn up much--mostly those ms fantasy rail operator games (which, btw, i've wanted for the longest time ). i'm just wondering if anyone knows of any similar programs with which i could create a track map. i tried photoshop, but that's better for route maps than track, imo. sames goes for paint.
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^That track map should be pretty neat, but sorry, i don't know about what software to use.


Now it is time for my Chicago Transit Map Mega-post that 4 People Will See

I really like Geographically accurate maps, so i have been working on some for Chicago for while, bit by bit.
Only problem is, they are kinda big, sorry. I wasn't axactly too sure what i was going to do with them at first,
then i got too far into them to go back and make them smaller. And I didn't intend to put a Loop inset at first, so i
wanted it to all be legible. Anyways, i will just post the full version of one, and provide links to the other 4.


Ok, first is a full Chicago (and inner suburbs) Rail Transit Map map that covers both the CTA and Metra Commuter Rail (~340k): SCROLL ------>



Here is the version overlaid on the satelite image for better context, but no labels because that would be illegible (~1.2meg!):
http://www.boomspeed.com/atucker7/Ch...phic_2_med.jpg

Next, a slight enlargement of the Loop inset that is more legible, with satelite imagery. I never labeled this one, but oh well. (~550k):
http://www.boomspeed.com/atucker7/Ch...ic_Central.jpg


Now for a map of something that doesnt exist! It is a map of the Circle Line proposal that has been floating
around in the last few years. It would facilitate transfers between CTA lines and Metra Commuter Rail lines,
and allow for better crosstown travel that doesn't require going into the Loop to transfer. No Key on this one, but
it is similar to the one above (~190k):
http://www.boomspeed.com/atucker7/Ch...geographic.gif

And again, with the satelite imagery for context (~660k):
http://www.boomspeed.com/atucker7/Ch...Satelite_2.jpg

for more info on the Circle Line, go here, where i got the information.



Enjoy!


EDIT: I changed the first map a little by adding a scale and the coastline. 6/19/06
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fantastic maps rool:
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Shit shit man, those are good! And they look time consuming.
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Here's a fantasy map for LA done in Microsoft Paint. I did a route and track map on AutoCAD and export it as a tiff. but I can't find it.



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^Cool! Any chance of seeing a bigger version?
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^Cool! Any chance of seeing a bigger version?
I hope this helps.

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Here's another one! I studied abroad in Milan my junior year, so i figured i would do a map of it for my next project.
The Metro is only 3 lines, not spectacular by European standards, but Milan has a huge Tram system. There is also the
'Passante Ferroviario' that is like a German S-Bahn, a link for Suburban train lines that is mostly underground through the
city. I showed it as being every station that is within the city limits of Milan that you can ride with the same ticket as the
metro and trams, etc. There is still a link that is under construction, so not all the S-Lines are running yet. Everyday, I took
the Metro Line 2 from Porta Genova to Cadorna, then transfered to the Regional line to Bovisa Politecnico for school. I also
never once took a bus in Milan, everywhere i went could be reached by Metro, Tram, Train, or foot. Enjoy!



and a link to the one with the satelite image included:
http://www.boomspeed.com/atucker7/Mi...ransit_Med.jpg


EDIT: Fixed mistake with link
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YAY for awesome maps. Alright who as the tax money though?
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