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Updated Vancouver Skytrain Map For 2017

Vancouver Skytrain 2017 map by Dave Delisle

You can buy a high-res poster of this map here.

The new Evergreen extension is about to open in early 2017, so I updated the Vancouver map (again). Previously this was going to be a unique route carrying the name Evergreen Line, but now it’s just an extension for the existing Millennium Line.

Vancouverites if you’re not aware: beginning October 22nd the Expo line will run from Waterfront to King George OR Production Way University. The Millennium Line will run between VCC Clark and Lougheed Town Centre, meaning it will no longer travel to Waterfront. Once the Evergreen extension opens in early 2017, the Millennium line will extend to Lafarge Lake-Douglas.

Hopefully there won’t be any updates until the rumored UBC line opens several years from now. Also, I feel that Translink should re-open the Olympic Line that ran from Granville island to Cambie Street (during the 2010 Olympics), but with an extension that ends near the Main Street-Science World station, if at all possible.

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Ottawa’s O-Train Map, Super Mario 3 Style

Ottawa O-Train Map by Dave's Geeky Ideas

You can purchase a high-res poster here.

The latest city to get a SMB3-themed transit map is Ottawa, where they are currently building the new Confederation Line that is due to open in 2018. I’m surprised by how small the O-Train system is, given the age and size of the city.

Looks like Edmonton is the last Canadian city I need to do. Remember that scene where Pee-wee Herman rescued a bunch of snakes from the burning pet shop? That’s what it’s like for me to do do anything related to Edmonton, that no-good city of chumps.

Solar System Map – Star Fox Style

Star Fox SNES Solar System Map by Dave Delisle

You can purchase a high-res poster of this map here.

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a geeky map, mostly because I’ve been wanting to do something new. So I present this Star Fox-themed map of the solar system, based on the mission branching screen from the SNES game.

To keep it in the style of the game, most of the planets are the same size (sorry). I also had to spread out the planets in order for their orbits to be (mostly) unobstructed. So please forgive all the liberties I’ve taken!

Pittsburgh Light Rail Map – Super Mario 3 Style

Pittsburgh LRT The T Map

Here is a large wallpaper. You can buy a high-res poster here.

Updated Vancouver Skytrain Map – Super Mario 3 Style

Vancouver Skytrain Map 2013 Evergreen Line Future

A high-res poster is available here. Evergreen Line beyond Lougheed station is subject to change*.

Just for fun I thought I’d make a version with some animation. If you need accompanying music look no further.

*Both the Millenium and Evergreen Line could share the line between Lougheed and VCC-Clark, or that section could be exclusive to one of those aforementioned lines. I’m betting that both lines will share the route, with the Evergreen Line only using it during peak times.

Revised Map Of California, Thanks To A Criminal Mastermind

Lex Luthor Map Of California

You can purchase a high-res poster of this map here.

Many theorize that the San Andreas Fault disaster could have been averted by that Superman fella, but he disappeared the very day a large chunk of California sunk into the Pacific Ocean. Fortunately a large corporation stepped up to rebuild what remained of the state. The lesson: corporations are the real heroes.

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If you don’t get the gist I made this map to reflect an alternate reality where Lex Luthor’s scheme (from the first Superman movie, watch the scene here) actually worked. The result is a new California where almost every city is named after the greatest criminal mastermind.

I added a few more cities, decimated a few surviving cities (Fresno and Sacramento), and theorized that a massive barrier reef would form as a result of western California being underwater. Also his plan had called for grabbing a slice of Mexico, which I stayed true to. And yes, I granted Otis his dream city; I imagine Lex would’ve been in a good mood after his plan succeeded to permit Otisburg in the end.

Atlanta’s MARTA Map – Super Mario 3 Style

Atlanta's MARTA map - rapid transit Super Mario 3 Style 2013 Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas.com Cartography

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You can purchase a high-res poster of this map here.

Atlanta’s MARTA now gets the SMB3 treatment, making it 3 cities in as many weeks, and my 8th city overall. Normally I like to take a break between cities but I got a lot of requests for ATL, and MARTA looked really simple so I decided to tackle it straight away.

Going to attempt some other cities in other styles pretty soon. Stay tuned for those!

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