Six weeks ago, we launched Transit Maps, and wrote this blog post about why we took on the mammoth task of creating automatically-generated yet aesthetically-pleasing maps. We were blown away by the public reaction to our efforts, though not altogether surprised given the amount of time, thought and inspiration it took to create them. Today, we’re fulfilling our promise to publish a technical follow-up from Anton, our resident mapping wizard, who explains in much greater detail what went into building these maps.
Being consistent is one of the hallmarks of successful entrepreneurs. They’re able to commit to something, and continue to do it, even if they don’t see immediate rewards. When I spoke to Tobias van Schneider during one of The Side Project Accelerator mentor sessions, he said that he wrote something like 120 blog posts last year.