This atlas is spiral bound and folds in half, then tucks away into a cardboard sleeve. It is very detailed, and shows each farmstead with its name as these places don't necessarily have traditional street addresses when they are in the back of beyond. It was useful for me in navigating to the youth hostels, as they are out in the sticks and other maps I saw didn't show them - the hostels are named like any other homestead, so a map that shows these names and the locations of these homesteads (with a small black square) is essential for finding them. Larger scale maps just don't have the detail. Its a convenient size, easy to use, detailed, and was a superb accompanyment to my road trip around the country. In my opionion, its way out there in front of the rest, which helps if you are visiting places like hostels in the backcountry. It was the only road map I needed. It is accurate in its representations of which roads are gravel (in the country they almost always are!!!) - some roads have since been tarsealed, but this atlas does give good forewarning of when the black stuff runs out and the loose stuff begins, which is vital for road trips in the back of beyond.