New York subway map – image form, better than pdf

NY high rez subway map

NY subway map, jpeg NY subway map, high rez subway map


I recently downloaded the pdf version of the famous New York subway map and had it on my Android phone home screen for quick access. However, it soon became evident that once I would zoom into the subway location that I was interested, there was a certain lag waiting for the text to appear clear. I felt this was an artifact of viewing a pdf document. We all know that when we see images that we have taken on the phone, how quickly we can zoom and scroll through the picture. I went about converting the pdf document to an image form.
To put on the home screen of your phone:


  • Download file to your downloads folder
  • Open up the Downloads folder using the My Files app
  • Locate the image and hold down for a few seconds and it should be selected, then you can pick the option to ‘create shortcut on home screen’.
  • Select and you are done!


Hope travelers of the NY subway will find this useful.
Please feel free to leave comment.

One Response to “New York subway map – image form, better than pdf”

  1. soum1 says:

    Very useful info


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