THE OVERVIEW OF MODERN NATIONAL ROAD ATLASES
First Russian Private Cartographic Editing House “Karta” (St.-Petersburg)
The view of 39 national road atlases of the largest publishers is made.
The spectrum of analyzed cartographic editions is founded on system approach, which is formed on principles:
- the atlases of different geographical territories are gathered;
- the atlases of the countries with most dense network of roads are examined;
- the atlases of the most well known world publishers are gathered;
- the atlases prepared by both state and private companies are examined in the view.
All atlases are exceptional actual and modern (1996 – 2007 years of edition).
The content, construction and design elements of the atlases are analyzed.
Some characteristic features of Russian road atlases are picked out.