How to draw Metro Map style infographics? (New York)


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A transit map is a topological map in the form of a schematic diagram used to illustrate the routes and stations within a public transport system—whether this be bus lines, tramways, rapid transit, commuter rail or ferry routes. The main components are color coded lines to indicate each line or service, with named icons to indicate stations or stops.

Transit maps can be found in the transit vehicles, at the platforms or in printed timetables. Their primary function is to help users to efficiently use the public transport system, including which stations function as interchange between lines. Unlike conventional maps, transit maps are usually not geographically accurate—instead they use straight lines and fixed angles, and often illustrate a fixed distance between stations, compressing those in the outer area of the system and expanding those close to the center. [Wikipedia]

Use ConceptDraw PRO software extended with Metro Map solution from ConceptDraw solution park to create metro maps, route maps, bus and other transport schemes, or even tube-style infographics.

This is a one-click tool to add stations to the map. It lets you control the direction in which you create new stations, change lengths, and add text labels and icons. It contains Lines, Stations, and Landmarks objects.

New York City Subway

The first underground line of the subway opened on October 27, 1904, almost 35 years after the opening of the first elevated line in New York City.

About this sample

  • The sample you see on this page was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Metro Map solution, and demonstrate the solutions capabilities and the results you can achieve using this solution.
  • This map was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Transport Map library from the Metro Map solution. An experienced user spent almost 8 hours creating such complex chart.
  • All source documents are vector graphic documents. They are available for reviewing, modifying or converting to a variety of formats (PDF file, Power point Presentation, image or MS Visio VSDX) from the Template Gallery of ConceptDraw PRO, for all users who have installed Metro Map solutions.


See also:


Video Tutorial "How to draw Metro Map style infographics?"

Tutorial explains Metro Map tools, demonstrate how to add stations to the map, control the direction in which you create new stations, change lengths, add text, Lines and Landmarks objects. This video demonstrate ConceptDraw Metro Map Solution.









Use Product:

  • Metro Map Software
  • Infographic Software
  • Over 2 000 vector stencils
  • Export to vector graphics files
  • ConceptDraw PRO native Mac app
  • Easier to use than Microsoft Visio® and more powerful
  • With free support and thousands of templates

Use Solution:

  • Lines
  • Interchanges
  • Stations
  • Transfer Stations
  • Directions
  • Buildings
  • Landmarks
  • Map symbols
  • Signs
  • River and Bridges
  • ...and more


Metro Map Examples:

London Tube
London Tube


Los Angeles Metro Rail and Liner
Los Angeles Metro Rail and Liner


Tokyo Tube Map
Tokyo Tube Map


Moscow Metro Map
Moscow Metro Map



Compatibility: Apple® OS X 10.10 or later
Microsoft® Windows® 7/8.1/10

Price: ConceptDraw PRO US$199
 
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