Brisbane BRT schematic
Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:27 AM
[Original map removed - see Post #8]
Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:29 AM
Here's an attempt at a rough guide to the most useful parts of the bus system in Brisbane, Australia. My map concentrates on the BRT routes (12 miles and counting), plus the main inner-city corridor. Apart from the ten premium-service routes (maximum wait 15 minutes, 6am-11pm), I've included some others (in a somewhat arbitrary fashion) that supplement them.
Nice. I don't know much about transit mapping but I see a couple of areas that could be improved. The colors are a little harsh and could be toned down a bit, maybe replace with like colors of a richer tone. The yellow route in particular is very hard on the eyes.
The other issue are the line joints. You have a lot of unjoined lines that show up as slivers or breaks at each bend in the route. If your working in Illustrator you ned to go back, select the end points and do a OBJECT > PATH > JOIN on them.
GIS Reference and Instruction Specialist, Stanford Geospatial Center.
Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:13 AM
They are unnecessary reference.
In light of the colour i think is fine for a guide busway map.
Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:30 AM
Posted 16 March 2009 - 12:03 PM
A quick way to get rid of the slivers in the corners is to turn change the end-caps of the lines to "rounded" instead of a butted end.
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 12:59 PM
Since you don't use orange, you might modify the gold to include more magenta. That will make it darker and more like the other color values.
When being schematic, I think virtually all the stop names should be the same size, or only use two sizes. "CBD" shouldn't be in a different sans-serif typeface.
I would bring "Rail Coach" out of the oval and append it to the streetname: Roma St (Rail Coach)
Posted 18 March 2009 - 03:44 PM
Posted 20 March 2009 - 03:34 AM
Posted 20 March 2009 - 01:04 PM
I might integrate the 15 min or better info with the frequent inner city routes note. And anyone who would letterspace lowercase would steal sheep.
I think it's important for your curves to have congruent, rather than identical, radii. In other words, the gap between lines should remain the same as you go around the curves. Also, you might consider the intuitive "open dumbbell" approach to transfer points used on the London map and on my own Chicago map:
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