Following the Norwegian map, this time I made a Ethiopia map, which is located in Africa. So far, most of the maps have been made mainly in Europe and Asia, but since I have made almost all of them, I am now trying to make African countries.
Since African countries are not well known in our country, there are many people who do not know Ethiopia, but Ethiopia is one of the most well-known countries during the Korean War.
Ethiopia is a country between Somalia, where the people are struggling with civil war and unstable security due to pirates, and South Sudan, which is struggling with civil war.
With a population of 14.96 million, it has a large population that ranks 12th in the world, and the GDP representing the economic situation is 96.1 billion dollars, which is the 62nd place in the world.
GDP per capita is $953, making it a very poor country in the world. The recent civil war and the fact that it is close to Somalia, which is located in the poorest country, has not developed an unstable situation and industrial development due to the influx of refugees.
In African countries, a civil war caused by political unrest is holding back economic development.Ethiopia also proposed a ceasefire as a situation in which tens of thousands of refugees occurred due to the recent civil war, but rejected it. There are many casualties.
Since the epidemic and civil war are occurring, the economic situation is expected to get worse.
If I introduce Ethiopia, known as the Gangnew, to this extent and talk about the map, the program I used is an illustrator, and I used Photoshop to add color.
Not only one type of map was created, but three types of maps, color maps, basic maps, and outline maps, were made for various purposes. The size is made larger in A3 so it won’t break when printing or working with graphics.
1. Ethiopia Map
It was marked in Korean and English by referring to the specific areas, and Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, and Yemen were marked so that the neighboring countries could be known.
Ethiopia’s administrative divisions are Addis Ababa (Special City), Afar Province, Amhara Province, Benicangulgumuzu Province, Dire Dawa (Special City), Gambela Province, Harari Province, Oromia Province, Somali Province, and Southern People’s People’s Democrats , Tigre is composed of 9 provinces and 2 special cities.
When I zoomed in on Google Maps, I thought it was a country with the sea, but when I zoomed in, I realized it was a landlocked country. So, I made it by graying out the surrounding terrain so that you can see that part.
It’s A3 size, so it’s good to print and stick to the wall to look good, and the color is added, so it’s a good place to upload when writing Ethiopian information to your blog or site.
2. Basic Ethiopia Map
The first Ethiopia map introduced in the beginning is color, so it looks good and it is easy to distinguish regions. However, if the quality is poor when printing, the text may be difficult to see and ink consumption may be high.
So, I made a Ethiopia map with the colors used to separate the regions. Because the terrain is white, the text is clearly visible when printing or uploading to the site, and if the color is not the desired color, it is a convenient map type when adding a graphic program.
It will be especially useful for those who want to organize information by printing and taking notes before working on graphics. For those of you who provide information from various countries like me, when you add colors or display information, only certain areas have colors and may interfere. Using the Ethiopia map above will make your work easier.
3. Contour Ethiopia Map
Finally, this is a map with only outlines with all colors and text removed. It is a good map type for those who create Ethiopia map with their own information using a graphic program such as Photoshop, and it will be comfortable to work with because we have checked all the breaks in the lines.
In the past, when I wanted to provide information through a map, the map containing all elements such as cities, roads, and railroads was complicated and it was difficult to modify it with a graphic program, so it was inconvenient to deliver specific area information. It can be said to be a type of map made for people.
Countries in regions such as Europe, Asia, and North America have a lot of map data, so it is good for reference, but Africa does not have a lot of data, so I think it will be difficult when making other African countries in the future, but I will try to make it as much as possible.
If you are providing travel reviews or country information through maps, you will need a map. Since we have created maps for various countries, please refer to the map category above and download what you need for free.
※ You can download the map by going to [Google Drive] and clicking the download button at the top right.