Welcome to Transit Maps: I hope you enjoy the site! If you’re looking for something specific, the best way to find things is by searching Tumblr tags.

transitmaps.tumblr.com/tagged/

Copy and paste the URL syntax above and add what you’re after to the end of it. If it’s a multi-word search term, use hyphens between the words (e.g., “New York” would become “new-york”). I tag city names, states, countries, mode of travel and more pretty comprehensively: this page gives some good tags to start out with. Give it a try!

Or ask me a question or submit a map!

You can also follow me on Twitter: @transitmap or like my Facebook page!

Regards,

Cameron

I’m currently fresh out of ideas. So let me know if there’s any tip, trick or technique you’d like to see me cover. Reply to this post, leave a comment or send me a message and I’ll see what I can do!

In the meantime, check out past tutorials here.

So this happened overnight… 10,000 followers!

Wow! Thanks once again to each and every person that helps to make Transit Maps what it is.

As usual, it’s time for the thrice-annual review of the top ten most-viewed posts (as recorded by Google Analytics) for the last four months, as well as an all-time list from Transit Maps’ inception back in October 2011.

First, here’s the list for posts viewed between September 1st — December 31st, 2013:

10. Official Map: Milan Metro and Suburban Rail Service (link)
9. Official Map: JFK Airport AirTrain Map, New York (link)
8. Official Map: Métro de Montréal (link)
7. Official Map: Boston MBTA Rapid Transit/Key Bus Routes Map (link)
6. Unofficial Map: Singapore MRT by Andrew Smithers (link)
5. Official Map: Key Bus Routes in Central London (link)
4. Official Map: Copenhagen S-Tog Map (link)
3. Unofficial Map: Transportation of Walt Disney World Resort, Florida (link)
2. Official Map: Rail and Tram Network, Budapest, Hungary (link)
1. Unofficial Future Map: Singapore MRT/LRT by Bernie Ng (link)

And now the all-time list, dating back to the site’s inception in October 2011. Change in position from August’s all-time list is shown in [square brackets].

10. Historical Map: West Berlin U-Bahn Map, 1977 (link) [9]
9. Unofficial Map: “Guerrilla” Moscow Metro Map (link) [7]
8. My Unofficial Boston MBTA Map Green Line Preview (link) [6]
7. Official Map: Key Bus Routes in Central London (link) [8]
6. Historical Maps: Man-Made Philadelphia, 1972 (link) [5]
5. Official Map: Copenhagen S-Tog Map (link) [4]
4. Official Map: Boston MBTA Rapid Transit/Key Bus Routes Map (link) [3]
3. Official Map: Rail and Tram Network, Budapest, Hungary (link) [2]
2. Unofficial Map: Transportation of Walt Disney World Resort, Florida (link) [1]

And a brand new number one – with a bullet! – courtesy of some massive interest in its homeland:

1. Unofficial Future Map: Singapore MRT/LRT by Bernie Ng (link) [NEW]

Here’s the corresponding list from this time last year.

Also, a special mention for the post with the most notes – Tumblr reblogs and likes – for the year: this beautiful 1920s matchbox cover from Hiroshima, Japan. It’s garnered over 2,700 notes since I posted it in October – amazing!

Anonymous Asked
QuestionHow do I submit an image which does not have a URL - it's on my hard drive? Answer

image

Yeah, it’s not immediately obvious what you need to do to submit an image. The trick is to use the dropdown menu at the top left of the Submit panel to change between the three accepted types of submission — text, photo and link. Then you’ll get an area where you can add an image, as seen in the image here.

So what are you all waiting for? Submit something!

Saturday’s post about working with 45-degree curves in Illustrator seems to have been very well received! I’ve got some ideas for a couple more up my sleeve, but is this something you’d like to see more of on the site? If so, are there any specific tips or techniques that you’d like to be covered? If this proves to be a welcome addition, I might consider doing this regularly: a “Tutorial Tuesday” or something like that.

Let me know: you can post answer to this post, comment using Disqus, or just use the Ask page.

It’s been an incredible second year here at Transit Maps: some amazing and unusual maps have been uncovered (and a few absolute stinkers), and I’ve had some great submissions from you, my readers, as well.

The Tumblr now has a phenomenal 9,500 followers, thanks in no small part to a couple of appearances on the Tumblr Radar and the Trending Blogs list. There’s also 1,249 followers on Twitter, and 529 over on the blog’s Facebook page.

A reminder that the Submissions page now accepts text and link posts as well as images. Please feel free to send anything that you think might be interesting along to share with the community. Or use the Ask page to let me know how you think the blog is doing, or what you’d like to see more or less of.

All the best,

Cameron

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See also: Last year’s first anniversary post.

Once more, let’s take a trip down memory lane to see the top ten most-viewed posts for the last four months, as well as an all-time list from Transit Maps’ inception back in October 2011.

Without further ado, here’s the list for posts viewed between May 1st — August 31st, 2013:

10. Official Map: JFK Airport AirTrain Map, New York (link)
9. Unofficial Map: Kerim Bayer’s MBTA Map Contest Entry (link)
8. Official Map: Key Bus Routes in Central London (link)
7. 
Unofficial Map: MBTA Map Contest Entry by Michael Kvrivishvili (link)
6. Aerial Photo of New York City with Rail Lines Superimposed (link)
5. Aerial Photo Transit Map of Portland, Oregon (link)
4. Official Map: Copenhagen S-Tog Map (link)
3. Official Map: Boston MBTA Rapid Transit/Key Bus Routes Map (link)
2. Unofficial Map: Transportation of Walt Disney World Resort, Florida (link)
1. Official Map: Rail and Tram Network, Budapest, Hungary (link)

And now the all-time list, dating all the way back to October 2011. Change in position from the last all-time list is shown in [square brackets].

10. Aerial Photo Transit Map of Portland, Oregon (link) [NEW]
9. Historical Map: West Berlin U-Bahn Map, 1977 (link[8]
8. Official Map: Key Bus Routes in Central London (link) [9]
7. 
Unofficial Map: “Guerrilla” Moscow Metro Map (link) [6]
6. My Unofficial Boston MBTA Map Green Line Preview (link[7]
5. 
Historical Maps: Man-Made Philadelphia, 1972 (link[2]
4. Official Map: Copenhagen S-Tog Map (link[5]
3. Official Map: Boston MBTA Rapid Transit/Key Bus Routes Map (link) [3]
2. Official Map: Rail and Tram Network, Budapest, Hungary (link) [4]
1. Unofficial Map: Transportation of Walt Disney World Resort, Florida (link) [1]

Just a quick little note that you can now find popular posts on Transit Maps by the number of notes that they’ve received. I’ve only tagged content that I’ve originally posted: reblogs from elsewhere aren’t counted.

At the moment, there’s five tags:

#100 notes
#250 notes
#500 notes
#750 notes
#1000 notes

For other tags you can use to find content, visit this page. Enjoy!

Thousands of hits to one post and hundreds of new followers in a four-hour period overnight usually means only one thing…