Posted by Luciano on 15 September 2017 in Korean (한국어).

Hi fellow geoficticians.

I have returned from my 12 day trip to Queensland, Australia. I am always somewhat inspired to visit there, because I suppose some aspects of Ardisphere’s PHYSICAL geography are inspired by that place. Although culturally / politically, Ardisphere is definitely Latin American, the natural aspect takes inspiration more from Australia - you will notice things like eucalyptus trees, kangaroos and platypuses, too, mixed in incongruously with African and American species. The place is basically a zoo.

Here are four representative pictures.

For you infrastructure fetishists, here is a view of the excellent Brisbane regional rail, taken from inside the International Terminal.

For city people, here is a view of Brisbane at night, from the river.

For country people, here is a view of the Far North Queensland “Tablelands Region” - basically, this is tropical rainforest plateau, but much of the rainforest has been cleared for the last 100 years or so for grazing and agriculture (e.g. sugar cane).

Finally, here is a picture of some very cute wallabies that lurk along the long (500m), unpaved driveway at my mother’s property in the drier regions a bit west of the previous picture.

Having reassured myself of my elderly mother’s health situation (the reason for my trip), I have returned home to Seoul and expect be quite active with OGF now, for the next several weeks.

Happy mapping.

Comment from Alessa on 15 September 2017 at 11:52

Welcome back. Glad your travels were safe and that you had a pleasant time with family. Prayers to you and your mother. I look forward to seeing what you come up with in the next couple of weeks with the Ardisphere and elsewhere.

Comment from JBstad1 on 16 September 2017 at 00:50

Hello Luciano. Wonderful pictures of Australia. I hope your mother gets well. it’s good to see you back and I look forward to what you come up with at OGF.



Comment from zhenkang on 16 September 2017 at 01:24

Nice pictures! They are at least an inspiration for future mapping!

Comment from wangi on 16 September 2017 at 01:51

Welcome back Snr Jones…

Comment from BelpheniaProject on 16 September 2017 at 19:35

Welcome back @Luciano! I missed your Mapper’s Challenge activities, but I hope your mother gets well soon.

Comment from UN1TY on 20 September 2017 at 13:20

Thanks Luciano for sharing these beautiful pictures! Australia is one of the influences for my OGF country, Unesia, due to it’s similar latitude (and longitude).

One thing I’m curious about is how far inland does the landscape become arid in eastern Australia? Unesia has some major inland cities, such as Draxton and Musawir and I’m hoping their climate wouldn’t be like Alice Springs.

Comment from Hasdrubal Sauradan on 28 February 2018 at 21:50

Very nice pictures and trial :)

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