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Hi everybody

I would like to share with you the maps, which I made for master's degree. Work included 35 maps of Australia on various topics, both the physical and economic maps.

Australia
Geology
Soils
Rainfall
Climat
Hydrogeology
Nature conservation
Forests
Mining
Elektricity
Agricultural production


Waiting for your comments and feedback

Cheers :)

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Nice maps overall! Quite a project and probably fun to do.

The abundance of green on the first map makes Australia look much more lush than I think it is in reality. One of the hazards of using green for elevation tints.
It also looks like many of the lakes are wetter than I thought. Aren't many of them dry much of the year?
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Grzes,

I really do like your atlas. I just had a glance at two first maps and there is one typo on geological map - in "Jurajskie".

Serdeczne pozdrowienia z Wrocławia!

PS. If there is pdf about how this atlas was made - I really would like to read it!

Cheers!

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They look quite nice, really clean and crisp. Can you tells us a bit more about how you made them? Just a little bit like Software used? where you found the Data?

@DaveB - I agree the first map looks Australia look very green and lush, but I think the lakes are symbolised appropriately as "Non-permanent"

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They look quite nice, really clean and crisp. Can you tells us a bit more about how you made them? Just a little bit like Software used? where you found the Data?

@DaveB - I agree the first map looks Australia look very green and lush, but I think the lakes are symbolised appropriately as "Non-permanent"

Ah, I see that now that you pointed it out. The misleading part to me is the solid fill that's very similar to the shallow coastal waters. The dotted outline is very subtle and gets lost unless you know to look for it (or my eyes are just getting old!).

(or maybe Australia really is that lush and green, but the wiley Australians want us to think it's mostly desert so they don't get huge numbers of people wanting to move there... :lol: )
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These are really nice, thanks for sharing!

The one thing that threw me a little was the scale bars. It took me a bit to realize that they're showing kilometers and nautical miles, not statute miles. When I see "250 miles" I'm thinking that should be closer to 400 Km. Should it be abbreviated differently? I (shamefully) am not sure what the standard assumptions are on maps produced outside of the US.

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(or maybe Australia really is that lush and green, but the wiley Australians want us to think it's mostly desert so they don't get huge numbers of people wanting to move there... :lol: )


Haha - Yes that is right! Another ploy I have found effective is to show people the Jean-Louis "Land of the barfing sheep" map. For some reason tourism Australia didn't want to use it :o




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