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Hi everybody,

I'm doing some tourism maps of London, and the client wants me to include the tube (subway) map for London. I assume there are copyright issues involved; does anyone (maybe in the UK) know the particulars? Also, if I create my own map of the system, is that free of copyright issues?

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Hi everybody,

I'm doing some tourism maps of London, and the client wants me to include the tube (subway) map for London. I assume there are copyright issues involved; does anyone (maybe in the UK) know the particulars? Also, if I create my own map of the system, is that free of copyright issues?


It is unlikely to be free. Information is here:

Using the maps - Transport for London

Melita

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Hi everybody,

I'm doing some tourism maps of London, and the client wants me to include the tube (subway) map for London. I assume there are copyright issues involved; does anyone (maybe in the UK) know the particulars? Also, if I create my own map of the system, is that free of copyright issues?


It is unlikely to be free. Information is here:

Using the maps - Transport for London

Melita



Thanks, Melita - exactly what I needed. Now I can talk the client out of it!

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TfL licenses the official map. If you create your own map of the system, copyright is not a problem, but you might want to be careful not to simply mimic the spatial distortion found in the TfL map. Here's an interesting version that's more like reality.
Dennis McClendon, Chicago CartoGraphics
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