Essex

Brexit 'Tube-style' map designed by Essex academic

A section of the East of England Brexit "tube map" Image copyright Tube Map Central and Tradepeers Ltd
Image caption Different maps for different parts of the country have been produced, including one for the East of England

An academic has helped create "Tube-style" maps so people can better understand Brexit.

University of Essex psychologist Dr Maxwell Roberts decided to make the maps to help explain the impact of the UK leaving the European Union.

Each coloured "train-line" will highlight issues for different businesses, such as aviation, agriculture and financial services.

Each station highlights a Brexit issue and each zone an area of expertise.

It aims to help businesses to understand Brexit at a glance and focus on topics and issues important to them.

Image copyright Tube Map Central and Tradepeers Ltd
Image caption The "train-line" maps aim to help businesses to understand Brexit at a glance and focus on topics and issues important to them

Dr Roberts, one of the world's leading map design experts, and trade consultant Sietske de Groot came up with the idea.

"Schematic maps can have a massive visual appeal that engages people and draws them in," said Dr Roberts.

"Creating these maps was a fascinating exercise, raising all sorts of questions in my head about how and where business functions."

Different maps have been created for different regions in Britain including the East of England, East Midlands, London and the South East.

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