If you would like a 'professional' appraisal of the usefulness of your atlas, then I work with a number of master mariners (we specialise in commercial shipping law) - I'll get comments and come back to you in due course.
That sounds interesting as it looks like you're (or your company is) operating within the industry the atlas is intended for. And obviously, I'd like to hear some comments from maritime pros :-) I would be great to know whether the atlas is just looking ok or it's also going to be useful...
Thanks for your comments.
I have now spoken to one of the Master Mariners. This was enjoyable as he took me to the chart room and gave me a hour long lecture on the various charts, atlases and reference works available to ships' masters.
His comments (in summary) : Very impressed with your maps but would like to see: The main commercial shipping routes and mileages and a map of ocean currents.
Reference works he recommends that you look at (if you do not know about them already):
Admiralty Sailing Directions: (Published by the UK Hydrographic Office). This work which comes in a series of books covering different parts of the world, provides data on Military Exercise Areas, Chart references, Traffic and Operations, Navigation Aids, Datums, Pilotage, Radio Facilities, Automatic ID systems, Radio Navigation Warnings, Radio Weather Services, International Regulations to name but a very few. It would be worth asking your publisher for a copy, you can look through it and see which of the data lends itself to a cartographical form.
Ocean Passages of the World: (Published by Admiralty Charts and Publications) - sets out the main routes and data for commercial voyages.
He would be delighted to communicate with you by email if you have any specific questions.
All the best