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From the Ted Talk by Aris Venetikidis: Making sense of maps

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This map only shows the rapid transport connections, no local bus, very much in the "metro map" style that was so successful in London, and that since has been exported to so many other major cities, and therefore is the language that we should use for public transport maps. What's also ipntaromt is, with a simplified network like this, it now would become possible for me to tackle the ultimate calnglhee and make a public tproasnrt map for the city cetner, one where I wouldn't just show rapid transport ccooeintnns, but also all the local bus routes, streets and the lkeis, and this is what a map like this could look like. I'll zoom in a little bit.

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This map only shows the rapid transport connections, no local bus, very much in the "metro map" style that was so successful in London, and that since has been exported to so many other major cities, and therefore is the language that we should use for public transport maps. What's also _________ is, with a simplified network like this, it now would become possible for me to tackle the ultimate _________ and make a public _________ map for the city ______, one where I wouldn't just show rapid transport ___________, but also all the local bus routes, streets and the _____, and this is what a map like this could look like. I'll zoom in a little bit.

Solution

  1. connections
  2. challenge
  3. transport
  4. likes
  5. center
  6. important

Original Text

This map only shows the rapid transport connections, no local bus, very much in the "metro map" style that was so successful in London, and that since has been exported to so many other major cities, and therefore is the language that we should use for public transport maps. What's also important is, with a simplified network like this, it now would become possible for me to tackle the ultimate challenge and make a public transport map for the city center, one where I wouldn't just show rapid transport connections, but also all the local bus routes, streets and the likes, and this is what a map like this could look like. I'll zoom in a little bit.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. bit
  2. bus
  3. center
  4. challenge
  5. cities
  6. city
  7. connections
  8. exported
  9. important
  10. language
  11. likes
  12. local
  13. london
  14. major
  15. map
  16. maps
  17. network
  18. public
  19. rapid
  20. routes
  21. show
  22. shows
  23. simplified
  24. streets
  25. style
  26. successful
  27. tackle
  28. transport
  29. ultimate
  30. zoom