A quick one for today: I wanted a fold-out map of greater Brisbane which was detailed enough to be able to see individual suburban roads. I didn’t need every road to be labelled, just to be shown. Of course the main roads should (you would expect) be labelled with their names. I searched the Internet for such a map, but to no avail. I remember quite a few years ago I found a pdf version of such a map on the Internet somewhere. I had a look at a map for sale on the Queensland Government Bookshop website, but it turned out it was not as detailed as I wanted.
Finally, I found a map which suited my purposes: RACQ‘s Brisbane and District map. I couldn’t find it on their website, but I went in to a branch office, and it is free for members, or $4 (AUD) otherwise.
Details of the map:
- 1 : 80 000 scale
- about 66 cm wide, 80 cm high
- extends north as far as Ocean View, Moorina, Morayfield and Burpengary
- extends South as far as South Ripley, Spring Mountain, Greenbank, Park Ridge South, Holmview, Stapylton and Woongoolba
- extends West as far as Kings Scrub, Dayboro, Samsonvale, Cedar Creek, Highvale, Lake Manchester, Kholo, Bundamba, Blackstone and Ripley
On the other side, there’s some more detailed maps of the city centre and surrounding areas, but I was more interested in the map of suburbs.