Story: Modern mapping and surveying

School atlas plate, 1965

School atlas plate, 1965

In the 1965 New Zealand world atlas, the plates convey a variety of different information, including topography, population, climate and industries. Here the major map shows the different types of farming in New Zealand, while the map at top left shows the major dairy cattle regions and that at bottom right shows sheep-farming areas.

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Reference: New Zealand World Atlas. Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1965, Plate 27

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Melanie Lovell-Smith, 'Modern mapping and surveying - A variety of maps', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 May 2021)

Story by Melanie Lovell-Smith, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 17 Aug 2018