Maps Page on Australia
- Shaded Relief Map
- Satellite Image
- Drawn Landform
- Mean Temperature
- Population Density
- Aboriginal Tribes
- Natural Gas
- Dryland Salinity
This is a political map showing the individual states of Australia as well
as labeling the bodies of water surrounding the continent. Also present are the
city names, landform names, and shows the different rivers of Australia.
Notice how most of all the cities are along the coasts, especially the eastern
coastline including the major cities of Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne.
This shaded relief map shows the landforms of Australia as well as the political
aspects of the country like state names and cities. The legend also points out
that means of transportation like roads and railways are also present. The
presence of parts of Indonesia
and Papua New Guinea
give some relation to where the country is in the world. The lines of latitude
and longitude also point at where the in the world Australia is. The only real
downside to this map is the fact that some of the type is small.
Satellites have helped out in the world with mapping, and this map
of satellite images. The borders are drawn in to show the states and
are easily deciphered with big print. Bodies of water are also clearly
however the lines of latitude and longitude really cannot be read. The
this map are also drawn in.
This is another form of a physical map, except all the landforms are color
coded and drawn in. The good thing is all the landforms are named and can be
easily read as well as all the bodies of water, states, and cities. Although
this map lacks a legend to discern the types of landscape, they can be figured
out by reading the map. Dark green represents mountain ranges, light green
signifies lowland areas, and the tan colors are deserts.
average temperature for the year 2006 can be seen easily on this map. The
colors can easily been seen and you can tell what they represent by the legible
key on the right-side of the map. The coastal areas appear to be cooler
year-round and the interior is warmer due to the deserts that lie within the
country as seen on the physical maps.
map from the Australian Government shows the average rainfall for part of June
in 2004. Like the above map, the legend on the right side of the map clearly
shows the amount of precipitation for the designated time period. Since the
seasons are reversed in Australian due to being in the southern hemisphere, the
current month is in the wet season. (http://www.fas.usda.gov/pecad2/highlights/2004/06/crop_watch/w040618/Slide6.JPG)
This is a population density map for Australia. This map clearly shows
that the coastal areas are more populated than the interior. There are even
parts around the deserts that have from 0 to .1 people per every 2.5 square
miles indicated a spot where no one really lives. The major cities stand out by
the red dots that appear on the east and west side of the country. The cities
that stand out are Perth on the west coast, and Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane on the east from
south to north.
This map points out the Aboriginal tribes that existed in Australia in
1836 and their locations. The downside to this map is the small type that
appears here. This map came from the Australian Governmentís atlas which is
full of different historical and physical maps. Australian was first discovered
in 1606 but wasnít colonized until 1788. Around the time of this map, 1836, the
states were beginning to appear as separate colonies and the Aborigine
populations began to decline.
This map shows the location of natural gas in the country. Notice along the
north and west coasts that there is the presence of offshore drilling. This is
also present down in the southeast by Melbourne.
Another thing that is present is the location of pipelines. Another thing of
interest is the percentages of natural gas the area produces is labeled next to
the region. Over half of the natural gas produced is from the Carnarvon Basin on the west coast north of Perth.
This interesting map shows how much salt is in the ground according to this
Dryland Salinity Risk map. Even though numbers arenít assigned to show how much
salt is in the soil, the colors show the different amounts clearly. The south
appears to have a major problem with salted earth but the desert areas do not.
This could be due to the fact that the interior doesnít border the ocean, which
could be a huge contributing factor.
This is a helpful map to really see the climate areas of Australia. This
map shows the different Koeppen Climate Systems that
exist in this country. The legend on the right labels the different types and
the colors are easily seen. This map also goes into more detail by telling
about seasonal conditions really distinguishing climate areas.
This interesting map shows how big Australia
is in relation to Europe. The map is older
with countries like Yugoslavia,
and Czechoslovakia, and even
but the land hasnít changed drastically since then so the map is still good.
This map is just a good one to look at to get a sense of how big Australia is
compared to the rest of the world.
Submitted by Mike Golka, Camren LeFlore, Frank Hebert,
Andrew Trent, and Charles Quigley on April 22nd, 2007.