I'm currently working on publishing a small reference atlas and would like some opinions. It has always been one of my life goals to publish some type of book and since geography and cartography plays such a large part of my life, I figured this would be a good place to start. It also helps that I have access to most of the programs and data I need at work. I understand that I probably will not sell many of these and honestly if Iím the only one that ever buys a copy I will still be happy for attaining one of my goals, but at the same time my name is going to be attached to this thing forever so I want something I can be proud of, and this is where you guys come in...
I am planning on a simple kind of reference atlas that would be a useful addition to a house or office and appropriate for middle-high school students. Due to the cost of publishing this type of book I would like to ideally keep it to 20 - 25 pages including title page and references. So far I have finished a map of the world showing countries and another showing elevation and certain well known features. I also have a map of North America showing the elevation and other major features such as highest points, major rivers, glaciers etc. and a map of the provinces and states of Canada the US and Mexico.
So I ask you, what would you like to see in a reference atlas? I would like at least 10 of the maps to be at the State/Province level and for the information to be easily attainable for all of the maps. Otherwise any thoughts or ideas would be very much appreciated.