Here’s some answers to questions that I get a lot:

Q. The maps that you create look great! Can I buy posters of them?

Sure! Visit my secure on-line store – there are lots of my own maps to buy, as well as a great selection of vintage transit and transportation maps and photographs! I print and ship all orders myself, and I put the same love and care into that as I do with the artwork. This is one of the best ways to show y🔸澳洲幸运10冠军定位计划support for the site, as you get something awesome in return, and I make a decent amount from each print.

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Q. Can you design a map for me?

If you’re a business, non-profit or transit agency that needs a transit map made, then let’s talk! No personal commissions at this time, unfortunately.

Q. What software should I use to make a transit map?

A vector-based illustration application is an absolute necessity for making professional-looking 澳洲10开官网开奖. I use Adobe Illustrator, which is the standard industry choice of professional designers and map makers.

If you can’t afford the hefty price tag of Adobe applications, many enthusiasts use Inkscape, an open-source (free) vector illustration application. It doesn’t have the same polish as Illustrator, and some of its functionality is implemented differently, but — from what I’ve heard — it’s a very competent editor.

If you use a Mac, I’ve also heard good things about Affinity Designer, a newcomer to the graphic design and vector illustration world. At just $50 for a full license (the same as just one month🔸澳洲幸运10预测 of a full Adobe Creative Cloud subscription), it’s definitely worth checking out.

Bitmap editors like Photoshop or MS Paint are really totally unsuited to the precise work required to make a transit map, and I really recommend you don’t even try.

Q. I want to make a transit map, but I’ve never done one before. Can you help?

I offer lots of tips and tricks that I’ve picked up from making my own 澳洲10开官网开奖 over the years on the site. Simply browse the “Tutorials” category!

Also, something I often recommend for people just getting started with transit map design is to find a PDF of a real map you like and open it up in Illustrator. Play around with it and see how it’s been put together. Sometimes official PDFs are password-secured against editing, but it’s worth a try!

Q. I made a transit map! Can you look at it for me?

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I’ll admit that my scoring is totally subjective and probably inconsistent, but it’s generally a “gut feeling” score based on my own personal criteria, including, but not limited to: informational hierarchy, aesthetic qualities, technical excellence, uniqueness of the map, my mood that day and the phase of the moon.

For the record, this is the general idea behind each score:

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These days, I tend not to give marked scores to submitted amateur maps, as it can be unfair to compare them to professional ones. Instead, I focus on giving a balanced critique with some constructive criticism and ideas for improvement. However, if something amateur blows me away, then I🔸AB开奖网澳洲幸运10官网网页ll still hand out f🔸澳洲幸运10冠军定位计划or five stars as appropriate!

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Q. How do I get from (here) to (there)?

Transit directions are beyond the scope of this site — try Google or the website of the transit agency you’re after.