Main | Friday, May 28, 2010

MTA Issues New NYC Subway Map

NYC's MTA has issued an updated version of it iconic subway map. The new map continues to distort the actual shapes and sizes of the boroughs, especially Staten Island, which is shrunk to a fraction of its real size, otherwise it wouldn't fit on the map. And below you can see the real shape of Manhattan versus what the MTA tells tourists.The shape issues don't bother to much as the fact that they always orient the map so that it seems like Manhattan points due north. If due north was the 12 on a clock, Manhattan isn't at 6:00, it's more like 3:50. I have no idea why this annoys me.

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