The maps below show changes in the town of Youngsville in New Zealand from 1980 to 2005.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
in 2005 Youngsville is a different town than it was in 1980
The maps illustrate development in the coastal town of Youngsville in New Zealand during the period from 1980 to 2005.
The most obvious change is that the town has undergone significant modernisation. A lot of trees and houses have been removed to spare space for constructing new buildings and facilities.
In 1980, trees were everywhere and the main type of building was house. Trees were located mainly alongside the River Alanah while houses were concentrated nearby the coast. There were only some basic facilities including hospital, school, railway station and airport. Basically, the town was a pure residential area.
In contrast, various kinds of construction have been developed over the 25-year period. Trees and small houses have been replaced by new stadium, factories, warehouse and skyscrapers. Some houses have even been demolished for new railway. In addition, transportation has been more convenient due to the existence of extended railway and new marina. (152 words)