How do maps affect our impressions of reality? An example from London Underground

If you are asked to imagine the London Underground layout, this is probably what you visualise:

However, this fly through from DigitalUrban shows things in a different and more realistic way:

http://vimeo.com/3557226

In contrast, this “flipped” version of the tube map shows how connected the south of London would be were the outline of the tube network rotated on an east-west axis:

http://www.colourcountry.net/images/south-london-underground.png

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