Following the map of Ethiopia, this time I made a Laos map, which is located in Southeast Asia. Laos is a country between Thailand and Vietnam and is one of the countries that are not well known in Korea.
The territory of Laos may look large on the map because it is long, but it is not so big that it ranks 82nd in the world. With a population of 7.27 million, it is ranked 104th in the world, and the GDP representing the economy is $18.1 billion, making it the world’s 112th poor country.
Most of them believe that Buddhism is 69% of the end, and 28% of indigenous faiths and 1.5% of Christianity are the rest. Laos is known as a poor country, but because of its small population, poor farming, and no industrial facilities, it can be compared with its neighboring country, Vietnam.
Since the population is small, compared with neighboring countries in terms of GDP per capita rather than GDP representing the size of the economy, Laos is 2,670 dollars, Vietnam is 2,726 dollars, and Cambodia is 1,620 dollars, which is better than Cambodia, but there is a difference from Vietnam.
Vietnam is transforming from agriculture into an industrial country and shows sustained economic growth due to its large population, but Laos has a high proportion of primary industries such as livestock, agriculture, and timber.
From a military perspective, Thailand is considered a virtual enemy, and because of his close relationship with Vietnam, he goes for education. The situation is bad because military power must be based on economic power, but in the world military power rankings, it is located in a similar ranking to African countries that do not have adequate armies.
In particular, in the case of the air force, it is impossible to carry out an operation that protects the airspace as most of the transport planes are. As of 2005, South Korea’s defense expenditures were 23 trillion won, but Laos spent 11.8 billion won, so it can be said that it is very difficult to maintain an army.
When I learned about Laos and talked about the map, the program I used was an illustrator, and I used Photoshop to add color.
Since the topography is long, I worked vertically, and instead of making only one map, I made three types of color maps, basic maps, and outline maps so that they can be used for various purposes.
1. Laos Map
This is the Laos map created this time. Because it is made large in A3 size, it is easy to see by printing and to add additional information through graphic work, so you will be able to work comfortably.
Region names are indicated in Korean and English by referring to Wikipedia. On the Wikipedia regional map, the province of Sisombun is not marked, but if you look at the administrative divisions, you will see that it is numbered 18.
The capital Vientiane has been marked with a red star icon so you can find it right away. The neighboring countries, such as Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and China, did not add borders because they may look complicated on the previously created maps, but this time, we added them so that you can see how much border they are facing.
If you want to print and use it, it will not break because it is made with an illustrator, and it will look good because it has colors, so it will be great for uploading it to a blog or site.
2. Basic Laos Map
Following the color map, this is a Laos map with the colors used to identify regions removed. If there is color, it looks good, but when printed, the text may be difficult to see depending on the quality.
So, it is made so that people who will print a lot can use it, and it will be good to use it while writing directly after printing. And it will be convenient for those who provide information by adding color to only a specific area.
3. Contour Laos Map
The last Laos map is a map type with only outlines with all colors and text removed. This is a map that is easy to use for those who want to work on graphics like Photoshop, so it will not be difficult to add color because we have checked all the breaks of lines.
The size is also large, so it will not break even if you enlarge it when you add additional information, so your work will come out clearly and well. It would be especially nice if you were creating material for posting on the Internet, not for print use.
In addition to the Laos map, we made maps of various countries, so if you provide information through maps, please refer to the map category above and download the maps of the countries you need for free.
If you make maps of countries to some extent, we will add various types of maps such as maps with cities, university locations, and roads in the future.
※ You can download the map by going to [Google Drive] and clicking the download button at the top right.