I found this video where a guy named Jean-Yves describes his method for memorising maps and plans, memorising the Paris metro as an example. Memorising maps is a subject of great interest to me lately, but unfortunately I don’t speak French (hopefully that will change some day). Maybe somebody can watch the video and describe the method he uses? is he using a journey for each metro line memorising stations along the way? What does he do for intersections? How does he memorize the general layout? The explanation blog post has an interesting map at the top that seem to indicate that there are some landmarks and regions of the city involved.
I’ve been thinking about encoding maps and it’d be interesting to compare ideas. (Although I was more interested in larger scale maps, like that of the country, but streets of the city would be very interesting too)
Of course I’m not asking for full translation of the whole video, just a general direction and maybe some tricks and ideas he uses. Merci!