Transit Maps of the World

Mark Ovendon’s Transit Maps of the World sounds delightful: it’s a compendium of maps of urban rail systems of more than 200 cities around the world. Cory Doctorow is smitten: “This is sheer public transit/map porn, and I’m in love. … This is the kind of book that would be incredibly fun to browse with kids as part of a world geography investigation — and also the sort of thing that makes great bedtime reading if you want to salt your dreams with the possibility of travel to distant cities.” And, via Gadling, a brief Associated Press story about the book’s U.S. release this Tuesday.

Previously: Massive Gallery of Subway Maps; Scale Subway Systems.