New Zealand's State Highways as you've never seen them before, represented in the style of the iconic London Underground Tube map.
- New Zealand Cartographic Society Map Awards 2016 - People's choice winner
- Talk presented at GeoCart Cartography Conference 2016, at the National Library of New Zealand in Wellington
- Articles featured on the New Zealand Herald, Stuff.co.nz, M2 Magazine and Lonely Planet
- Interviewed on Radio New Zealand's Checkpoint program with John Campbell
- Included in the University of Otago's Hockens collection
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.
Software: Adobe Illustrator