Geografie 2009, 114, 192-205

Schematic maps of public transport system, their creation and utilising in geography of transport

Zuzana Žáková

Katedra aplikované geoinformatiky a kartografie Přírodovědecké fakulty Univerzity Karlovy v Praze, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

The article presents basic rules for creating schematic maps of public transport systems. It is focused on the creation of map keys and their symbols and on utilising different styles of depicting public transport networks. It describes schematic map creation process and emphasizes factors, which influence selection of means of expression. The subsequent section of the article deals with the method for evaluating the quality of schematic maps. The method examines user-friendliness of a psychological method using a structured interview. The article also presents schematic maps as a useful method for cartographic presentation of research results in geography of transport.


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