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Old June 25th, 2008, 06:11 PM   #41
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This is a map of the "Turistický Autoatlas Slovensko" (Slovakia). Mapping by Geoclub.

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Old June 25th, 2008, 08:25 PM   #42
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Are there even countries you haven't got maps of?

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Totally agree re Hallwag, got a European road atlas (1:800 000) from 2004 which works just fine even today. I really like the fact that their motorways were green, instead of yellow and red - that gets quite confusing in urban areas, especially mixed with red primary and yellow secondary roads. Still, when I drive in a "new" country, I try to get a 1:200 000 atlas - my German is a ADAC thingy, the French is (of course) a Michelin and my Czech is by Marco Polo. This is mainly because I think the driving itself is a vital part of any holiday experience, and driving on smaller roads is great fun, you actually see something whilst driving. You don't do that on the motorways...
I fully agree with that. Imo maps with a bigger a scale then 1:300.000/400.000 aren't useful for discovering the country, only for motorways or other main highways. Some months ago I bought the Skandinavian Atlas from Freytag & Berndt. They're purely roadwise not the most clearest maps, but I love the scenic details.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 08:45 PM   #43
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Rand McNally street guide "New York City 5 Borough".

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Old June 25th, 2008, 08:54 PM   #44
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Los Angeles from the Rand McNally Thomas Guids "California Road Atlas".

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Old June 25th, 2008, 09:17 PM   #45
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The Inland Empire 21 years ago, before the big boom. There were no cities southeast of Irvine, look at it today, there are dozens of suburbs with hundreds of thousands of inhabitants together.

From the Rand McNally 1987 Large Scale Road Atlas.

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Old June 25th, 2008, 09:17 PM   #46
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Old June 25th, 2008, 09:27 PM   #47
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These are Geosystems Global maps in what was the 1998 National Geographic atlas. This atlas was the first (that I saw) in North America to use boxes to show which areas city maps would cover in greater detail. Their metro maps also use various colors for suburbs of a certain size or class no matter how small the metro is.

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Old June 25th, 2008, 09:45 PM   #48
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Why are maps of Europe usually much more beautiful than maps of the US/Canada?
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Old June 25th, 2008, 09:50 PM   #49
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Because the US/Canada is larger than Europe. Imagine to put whole Europe into a 1:300.000 atlas, it would be too large to carry. So you need maps that looks the same at any scale.

I have the ADAC Deutschland MaxiAtlas, which has a scale of 1:150.000, very detailed, but too large, at A3 size. Not very useful while driving.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:08 PM   #50
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Because the US/Canada is larger than Europe. Imagine to put whole Europe into a 1:300.000 atlas, it would be too large to carry. So you need maps that looks the same at any scale.
Umm, what do you mean, Chris? The US and Canada are each as large as Europe, no larger. Anyway, why can't they just look the same ("European")?

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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:17 PM   #51
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A map to please Verso:

From the Marco Polo atlas.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:35 PM   #52
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I like this kind of maps.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:40 PM   #53
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^ Me too; colors could be somewhat darker though. :p And Chris, you haven't answered my question.
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Umm, what do you mean, Chris? The US and Canada are each as large as Europe, no larger. Anyway, why can't they just look the same ("European")?
I mean a road atlas of France, for instance is even thicker than a US road atlas, imagine if entire Europe should be in one atlas at that scale... It would be multiple centimeters thick, not very useful inside a car or something. However, US mapping can be better I guess.
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^ But there are also atlases of entire Europe, not just France. And why couldn't an atlas of Texas be as beautiful as a (beautiful) atlas of France?
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I don't know, but the sales of US atlases in Europe is limited.
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Michelin also makes maps of Thailand. Check it out.

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Old June 25th, 2008, 11:06 PM   #58
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I don't know, but the sales of US atlases in Europe is limited.
Now that you bring sales of American atlases abroad up; that's what surprises me most: even European atlases of the US/Canada usually look completely different than those of Europe. Ok, I'll stop.
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Michelin also makes maps of Thailand. Check it out.

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Did you scan this? Cause the online map is completely different (not so nice ).
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Old June 26th, 2008, 12:26 AM   #60
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That Thailand map looks quite "European" again.
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