New Zealand's State Highways as you've never seen them before, represented in the style of the iconic London Underground Tube map.

Key Points

The map shows New Zealand's State Highways as routes, with towns and cities along them represented as stops and interchanges. Unlike traditional road maps, this map focuses on the topographical connections between places instead of geographical accuracy.

The map gained widespread popularity in early 2016 when it went viral on social media, spawning several articles in the media. It also inspired me to pursue a career involving cartography.

My talk at the GeoCart Cartography Conference 2016 at the National Library in Wellington was about my experiences as an emerging student cartographer and based around this map. You can read the abstract for the talk here.

 

Additional Information

Software: Adobe Illustrator

Fonts: Railway

You can view the Radio New Zealand Checkpoint interview with John Campbell below:

Check out some of my other maps below:

New Zealand State Highway Metro Map

New Zealand's State Highways as you've never seen them before, represented in the style of the iconic London Underground Tube map.

Christchurch Typography Map

A map of Christchurch's layout represented beautifully using typography.

Topographic Maps

Renditions of New Zealand's varied and dynamic topographic landscape, often taking inspiration from historical maps.

NZ City Colouring Maps

A series of black and white colouring maps depicting a series of New Zealand towns and cities, as seen in the New Zealand Herald.

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