Bless the designers of iconic buildings for they are easy to represent as icons. The buildings, not the designers.
Melbourne’s soccer ground, the square oval, has a distinctive shape that is easily recognised once turned into an icon for use as a landmark. See it on the Southern Link road schematic. Even if you have not seen the building you are likely to recognise the layout of the soccer ground inside. Road schematics are data in context. When developing that context, the decision on what to include determines whether the result makes sense without explanation. The landmarks provide context for the operators when they are zoomed in to close to see intersections. Gotta love an iconic building!
We find schematics fascinating and have written a few previous posts…here's a selection:
- How to super size a road schematic
- Why schematics aren't maps
- Making of…road schematics
- Ipswich Hwy schematic and working within limits
- Road schematics in the news
- Bruce Hwy gets smarter
- Tasman Highway