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How to Use the Taiwan Railway Map (Beta Version)

At present, Tabinurie is in the process of developing the World Train Ride Record Cloud Application “Track Tracker“. And we plan to gradually release the data created in the application, such as maps, railway route information, and station location information, for everyone to use them.

On July 5, as the first step, we unveiled the “Taiwan Railway Map” which displays route maps of all railway lines in Taiwan on a map. Here, we introduce how to use the maps and some examples of how to use them.

Note that the current “Taiwan Railway Map” is the beta version and will be updated at any time without notice regarding the positional deviation between the line and the station, incorrect indications, display on the operation screen, functions, etc. Also, please let us know if there are any errors, inconveniences, or unclear points as mentioned above. We will deal with it as much as possible.

Taiwan Railway Map

Basic Usage

Opening the Page & Basic Map Operations

The normal version should display an image like this following the description.

If you want full screen, or if it’s too small to see on your phone, there’s a link to the full-screen page.

If you can’t see the map, try freeing memory on your device and removing your browser’s cache.

You can zoom in and out of the map by clicking the “+/-” button on the upper left, using the mouse wheel, or by double-clicking. Pan is drag and drop. On a smartphone, you can zoom in and out by pinching out/in, and move by swiping.

Map type and route map display

On the right is a box with radio buttons. From here, you can set the map type and the display of the route map.

If you select the “+ ” mark, the menu will open, and you can select the map type (5 types) in the upper half and the route displayed in the lower half.

The types of maps will be introduced later.

Routes can be selected by “All Taiwan line”, “railway company” and “each route”, and displayed by clicking the radio box to the left of each. For example, if the entire Taiwan is drawn in a wide-area map, the diagram below is an enlarged view of Kaohsiung, showing only 2 lines of the Kaohsiung Metro.

If the menu on the right is too distracting to see the map, press the “collapse all” or “-” button next to the radio box to shrink the menu and make it easier to see the map. If you want to set the display again, press “+” on the right menu.

Display of route and station names

If you click the map on the station or the line, you can display the name of the station or the line.

You can use it when you want to find out which red line is which railway line in the place where the lines cross in a complicated way, or you can check the station name which you can’t find even by looking at the map.

Map Types

Now, the Taiwan Railway Map can display 5 kinds of maps. It would be great if you could use them according to the purpose.

Default

It is a general map. Places, spots, roads, railways, and buildings are displayed in color. It’s convenient because there is a lot of information, but if you want to show a simple route, you might find it a little troublesome to indicate that.

Monotone

It is a black-and-white map displayed with a place name, a spot name that is not too many, and a road name. If colored lines are displayed on this, the indication of the lines will stand out.

Blank Map

It is a map with a simple color without a letter. If you want to copy a map and write letters from above, it’s convenient because the letters on the map don’t get in the way.

Dark Theme

It is a map where only the latitude and longitude line, municipal boundaries, roads, and rivers are displayed in white on a map in black. It’s not practical, but it’s fashionable to have a colored route map on top. Is it for decoration?

Nostalgy

It’s a kind of nostalgic map written on a pale orange-based map, with a design-like font of place names written in both local and English. This is also decorative, but if you enlarge it, there is a detailed description, so I think it can be used practically. I like it personally.

Example of application

Taiwan high-speed railway map

(Map: Default, Route: Taiwan Expressway)
高鐵全図

the persistent loop of the Alishan Railway

This is probably the only place in the world where the Alishan Railway is located. I followed the line of overlap of the loop line by enlarging it considerably.

(Map: Default, Route: Alishan Railway)
阿里山ループ

Taipei Metro in the dark

The Taipei Metro is shown on a map in black. Many lines run underground, and they emerge above the cities in Taipei.

(Map: Dark Theme、Route: Taipei Metro)
闇に浮かぶ台北捷運

A block of lines around Taipei Station

In the image above, the lines running around Taipei Station are shown in a larger view. The lines on the lower left are quite complicated, but actually, the crossing is done three-dimensionally here. This map attempts to accurately depict the location of the line (Sections of double tracks or more are represented by one track.). applied edition

(Map: Blank Map)
台北駅周辺路線

Precautions when using

This map is freely available for both commercial and non-commercial use.

However, the author of the Tabinurier and the base map does not waive all rights to the work.

The map, which is based on Open Street Map, is provided by Tabinurie under a Creative Commons Attribution-Inherited 4.0 International (Attribute-ShareAlike 4.0 International, CC-BY-SA) license.

Data can be freely copied, distributed, transmitted, and used, and modified and adapted data can be distributed commercially and non-commercially. However, in this case, it can only be provided under the same license as above. Also, when you distribute, send, or use the map, please provide credit for the Open Street Map contributor, the cartographer, or tabinurie, which is displayed at the bottom right of the map.

For details, please refer to the Terms of Use on this site and the Creative Commons page.