View subway maps w/o internet

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Espo, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Espo macrumors 6502

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    Hey, I am always in NYC and on the subway system. I was wondering if anyone knew of a method to get the subway map on my iPhone without having to have an EDGE or 3G connection, because the subways have no internet reception at all?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    There is an app for that; too bad it's not free.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Captain obvious here, but you can download the system map on a PC (as a PDF or whatever, import it into iPhoto, and save it in your iPhone album)....

    I've actually been meaning to do this for the CTA maps.... in fact, I think I will now. :)
     
  4. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5B108 Safari/525.20)

    can you save a subway map as a PDF and email it to yourself?
     
  5. Espo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was thinking of that but I was unsure if I zoom in to see the stops, if it would be blurry? I could also just do google maps and save it directly from my phone by holding my finger down on the pic... but I dont think its gonna be clear enough.

    how would i save it as a pdf?

    ps. im on Vista

    i also checked out isubwaymaps.com, but Idk how to get the maps on my phone.
     
  6. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    I'd imagine they'd be vector graphics, not just a picture. So the content would scale smoothly and clearly.
     
  7. svenito macrumors member

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    A nice image hack for the London network can be found here
    http://smogr.com/2007/08/london_underground_map_formatt.html

    I imagine something similar can be done for all the other maps out there :)

    The PDF solution would be nice, but can you get at your attachements without connecting to the internet? AFAIK you can't save it to the phone and access it.... I could be wrong
     
  8. midas888 macrumors newbie

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    Just add the images at this page (the zip download) as an album into your iPhone and you're set! http://www.subtraction.com/archives/2007/0827_a_subway_sys.php
     
  9. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    Ultimately, this sort of thing is what FileMagnet is about.
     
  10. dfkaplan macrumors newbie

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    I was in NY last week and had my wife email me the pdf. Worked fine... but it's annoying to DL it, since it was a fairly large file.
     

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