Lakes of New Zealand

Jun 2017

A visual infographical poster of New Zealand’s largest lakes, shown to scale.

This one ended up being closer to an infographic than a traditional map, but came together beautifully as an effective visualisation of lake area size and depth, represented by order and colour respectively. Information on the lake type (glacial, coastal, artificial etc) is also included. Direct comparisons of lake size was eye opening as well; I had no idea how much longer Lake Te Anau and Lake Wakatipu were in comparison to Taupo, NZ’s largest lake.

I created this design as part of the 7 Day Cartography Challenge. You can check out the rest of the maps I made over the 7 days here.

Data source: Land Information New Zealand