Friday, February 29, 2008

Australian atlas series now free online

Geoscience Australia is re-releasing a range of atlases that depict the changing face of the Australian environment and resources over time. First released between 1980-1990, this historical series has been out of print for several years.
Image showing the original hardcopy covers of the historical atlas series.(Copyright Geoscience Australia)

The new digital format will allow community access to the extensive information, maps and photographs of the Australian continent that each atlas contains.

The Atlas of Australia series comprises six editions, four of which are now available free online, with the two remaining volumes (Climate and Population) to be made available in the future.

The available volumes are: Soils & Land Use (1980), Agriculture (1982), Geology & Minerals (1988) and Vegetation (1990).

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