I am all for geographic accuracy but the first inaccuracy that needs to be addressed is the map's title The British Isles as for as the Irish Government are concerned those not include the Republic of Ireland
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The following article outlines how this inaccuracy is being corrected in atlases in Irish schools: (Folens are the main publisher of school books in Ireland)
Ireland exits 'British Isles'
Folens publishers has said it plans to produce a "more correct" version of its widely-used school atlas from January which will omit all references to the "British Isles". The glossy world atlas has a section of 31 pages with maps and information, all of which show Ireland under the heading of the British Isles.
The introduction of the new Folens atlas follows a recent entry on the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia on the term "British Isles" which stated that the phrase could be "confusing and objectionable to some people, particularly in Ireland". The term has in the past been used in a purely geographical sense, to make clear Ireland's proximity to Britain. However, Minister for Foreign Affairs Dermot Ahern has ruled that the term is not used by the Government and is without any official status.
It was made clear by him that the term is not recognised in any legal or inter-governmental sense. It has been suggested in education circles that the Folens atlas highlights the need to have a checking system whereby all textbooks are checked to ensure they conform with the curriculum as outlined by the National Council for Curriculum Assessment.
The Irish Embassy in London has also been urged to monitor the media in Britain for "any abuse of the official terms as set out in the Constitution of Ireland and in legislation". John O'Connor of Folens insisted he had received no complaints from parents regarding the new atlas. The issue had, however, been brought to his attention by a geography teacher.
This geographic region that you are trying to depict more accurately on this map is actually an archipelago of more than 6,000 islands, the two biggest being Great Britain and Ireland. Great Britain, to the east, covers 216,777 km² (83,698 sq. miles), over 2/3 of the total archipelago; Ireland, to the west, covers 84,406 km² (32,589 sq. miles). The other larger islands are situated to the north-west of the archipelago - the Hebrides and Shetland Islands.
The islands that constitute the archipelago include:
Northern Isles (including Orkney, Shetland and Fair Isle)
Hebrides (including the Inner Hebrides, Outer Hebrides and Small Isles)
Islands of the lower Firth of Clyde (including the Isle of Arran and Bute)
Anglesey (in Welsh Ynys Môn)
Isles of Scilly
Isle of Wight
Portsmouth Islands (including Portsea Island and Hayling Island)
Islands of Furness
Isle of Portland
Ulster: Arranmore, Tory Island, Rathlin Island
Connacht: Achill Island, Clew Bay islands, Inishturk, Inishbofin, Inishark, Aran Islands
Munster: Blasket Islands, Valentia Island, Cape Clear , Sherkin Island, Great Island
Leinster: Lambay Island, Ireland's Eye
Isle of Man
At EU level the term IONA is used to describe this region - islands of the North Atlantic (if required I can reference the relevant directives in this regard for you)
I am happy to comment further on this but I suspect you get the picture
The flag you have in the background for Northern Ireland has not been officially recognised since 1973. This was recently reaffirmed by the NI assembly. It is not the flag of northern Ireland and it creates a new inaccuracy on this map if it is depicted as such.
In your map as it is now you have Donegal misspelled. Also if it is your intention to particion the the 9 counties of Ulster in this map to reflect the fact that 6 are under a different administration then you should be aware that there are actually 3 other counties in Ulster you seem to have ommitted Monaghan
those big black marker lines need to go prompto
i already spke about NI but the flags in general in the background are a no no and should be dropped they add nothing to the map and if anything they take from it and make it far less appealing
other than those first few initial thoughts, this map is moving along nicely
Don't now why people on here don't like being cooks, remember under siege: A former SEAL, now cook, is the only person who can stop a gang of terrorists when they sieze control of a US Navy battleship.