Can anyone tell me how railway maps are made? I am mainly talking about network maps like these for example: • http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/static/documents/content/routemaps/nationalrailoperatorsmapzoom57.pdf • http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/nationalrailroutemap_allstations.pdf • http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/London_South_East_0518-b.pdf • http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/London_Rail_Tube_0518_v2.pdf How exactly are they made? What program or software is used? Could an ordinary person like myself easily create a map like these or do you have to work in the railway industry and have experience to know how to create these? I am quite interested in maps and i would quite like to have a go and try and create some like these for various different networks in the UK and in other countries. Any information regarding this is appreciated. Many thanks.