Following the map of Mongolia in Asia, this time I moved to Central America and made a Jamaica map. Jamaica is a country on a large island in the Caribbean, close to Cuba, Mexico and Haiti.
The territory of Jamaica is 10,099,000 hectares, about 10/1 of Korea, which is small enough to rank 164th in the world. It has a population of 2.96 million, ranking 137th in the world.
The economic situation is so bad that it ranks 116th in the world with a gross national product (GDP) of 16.4 billion dollars. The GDP per capita, which shows the actual quality of life of the people, is 4,300 dollars, which is worse than Cuba, which is 8,821 dollars, but better than Haiti, which is 868 dollars.
Looking at the industrial structure, the service sector is heavily dependent on tourism, accounting for 70% of total GDP. As such, it is now most affected by the pandemic, which is making the world a difficult situation.
The next thing that accounts for about 20% of GDP are foreign currency remittances sent by foreign immigrants. It is not without resources, and bauxite and aluminum show the world’s second largest production.
Experts believe that parliamentary democracy and multi-party systems are operated differently from those of the Caribbean countries where there are many single-person dictatorships, so the political situation is stable and the economic growth rate is steadily high.
However, there are various problems, such as the too large gap between the rich and the poor and the security problem caused by gangs. It is a big problem that needs to be solved because countries with high dependence on tourism are concerned about security.
The climate shows a hot oceanic tropical climate throughout the year, and religions are believed to be Protestant 62.5%, Catholic 2.6%, and other 14.2%. To this extent, I can learn about the country of Jamaica and talk about maps. The program I used to create the map was an illustrator, and when I added colors, I used Photoshop.
Not only one map was created, but four types of color maps, basic maps, black and white maps, and outline maps were made so that they can be used for various purposes.
1. Jamaica Map
This is the Jamaica map created this time. The area was divided by color, and the outline was made in Illustrator, and the color was added in Photoshop.
Also, the area was marked in black, but it was not clearly visible, so it was marked in white, and the capital Kingston marked it with a red star. It may not be visible because of the color, but it is located below the St Andrews area on the right.
There was a phenomenon in which the lines were broken when I added colors in Photoshop, so I added the lines again in Illustrator. So you will see well without breaking.
Previously, the color map was marked with white text using strong colors, but this time, the color was weakened so that it could be seen better, and the text was marked black.
Because it is a colored map, it looks great, so it can be useful if you use it to provide Jamaica information on your blog or site.
2. Basic Jamaica Map
Color-coded maps are great for blogs or sites, but may require additional work when printing or adding information with a graphics program.
So I made a map of the terrain with a white background. Most of the previously created maps were made in this format, but there was an opinion that it would be nice if there were colors, so I made the first color-coded map that I introduced.
Because the terrain has no color, the text is good and finding the capital is not difficult, so it would be a good use for local information.
3. Contour Jamaica Map
Finally, this is an outline map with all colors and text removed. It was created for graphic work, so you will be able to work comfortably when you add color or information you want with a graphic program such as Photoshop.
The above 3 types of Jamaica map are all compressed files and can be downloaded for free by clicking Google Drive below. In addition to the Jamaica map, we have made maps for various countries, so please refer to the map category in the top menu and download the map of the country you need.
※ You can download the map by going to [Google Drive] and clicking the download button at the top right.