The map provides information about the development of Chorleywood, which is a village near London, between 1868 and 1994. The most striking feature from the picture is that the improvement of infrastructure is the cause of the growth of the village.
From 1868 to 1883, residents of Chorleywood just live in a small area near one of the main roads. In the next 40 years, there was a gradual increase in the number of inhabitants. They lived next to the main road.
Thanks to the railway and Chorleywood Station were built in 1909, the population went up doubly and houses appeared along this way to the East and West during 49 years from 1922 to 1970. After the motorway took shape in 1970, it is noticeable that the amount of dwellers experienced a sharp increase and people started living around two intersections where motorway crossed the main road and the railway during next 25 years.