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Time Travel Tube Tree

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on January 10, 2006

This map of the London Underground is an interesting experiment in information visualisation.

Click on a station (there’s also a drop down where you can choose a station name) to watch the map reformat itself to show how far other stations are away in time…

Here’s a capture of the view from East Putney.

You’ll need Java 1.4 or better to view the Java applet

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  1. srallen said,

    On five hours of sleep, I read the description text as “Time Travel from East Putney” and I was incredibly envious. Not only do you lot get Doctor Who, but now…

    I’m a geek. I admit it.

  2. sbisson said,

    Get on a Tube on a bad day, and it’s definitely time travel. Unfortunately it’s into the future…

  3. davesslave said,

    My mother gave me a linen with the tube lines on it. I do so enjoy those maps!

  4. ccomley said,

    It’s cute. But it needs two more data.

    1) Time taken to walk between platforms – e.g. circle to district at Mile End is two seconds, but any line to any other line at Green Park is at least five minutes!

    2) Days when *I* plan to travel – coz those are the days the system, esp the met line, will be screwed.


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