Open Access

maps, Transportation

The World Metro Map Mashes Up 214 Subway Systems

By Dana Schulz, Thu, January 14, 2016

The World Metro Map, ArtCodeData

At first glance, it might look like a metro for some city you’re not familiar with, perhaps Berlin or Beijing, but this map is actually a combination of almost all those cities that might come to mind. Titled The World Metro Map, it’s a mashup of 214 subway systems, totaling 791 lines and 11,924 stations (h/t Cool Hunting). New York-based collective ArtCodeData teamed up with non-profit Open Access to create the map as a representation of “human mobility” explored through the unifying element of subways. The result is a “digital collage” that’s colorful, geometric, and provides a new view of world transportation.

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