Infographic: London Olympic Venues Map

Jul 25, 2012 by     1 Comment     Posted under: Geography, International, Sports, Transportation
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This map was submitted to us by LondonTown, and this description comes from their site:

What makes the Olympics in London so different from any Olympics before is its use of the whole city throughout the Games. No spectators in central London will ever be more than 30 minutes away from an Olympic venue, with some of the capital’s most iconic landmarks acting as a backdrop for the greatest show on earth. Most events will take place at the ground-breaking 2.5sq km Olympic Park in Stratford, a mere seven minutes away from the city centre by Olympic Javelin train. Other events will be scattered around in all directions at key venues a short journey from the center of town. 9.6 million tickets have been issued for the Olympics but the major ticket will be London itself, with the capital set to come alive throughout the summer.

This detailed map is really intriguing and offers a great overview of how each venue across the city will be used in the Games. Having the Tube map in addition will be really instrumental for lots of travelers hoping to navigate between events.

The thing with this graphic is that it is solely a map. There are opportunities to introduce infographic elements like data viz (number of seats per venue, tonnes of sand at Horse Guards Parade, etc.) but mainly due to space constraints and the geographic focus, these elements weren’t enacted.

As a map I give this an A–it’s fantastic, easy to understand and really useful. But I can’t really grade it as an infographic since there is no data visualization.



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