diamond walking distances
Posted 16 April 2010 - 09:55 AM
Head of Production, Hedberg Maps, Minneapolis, MN USA
"Life's too short for bad maps"
Posted 16 April 2010 - 11:56 AM
I've done walking distance maps, but it's never occurred to me to try to be precise about it. I've always thought of it as inherently "fuzzy", and lending itself to a more aesthetic treatment, i.e.,. circles. (Sample we did as a proposal to realtors) Perhaps your more precise approach would instill more confidence in viewers....
We made some new maps for the City of Minneapolis, to get people to and from Target Field. One of them (here as a PDF) shows walking distances, which are not circles when you're using a grid pattern... on a perfect grid, they are diamond shaped. On this map, with the multiple grids, they are odd-shaped. Which begs the question: why make walking maps oriented to the grid? Anyone actually intentionally turned a map 45° to show walking distances as squares?
Posted 16 April 2010 - 12:46 PM
Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:48 PM
I like the fuzzy lines, though maybe a baseball green would ring truer?
Curious, were the walk times considerate of the average green traffic light waits plus distance?
Thanks for sharing.
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