The mapping of Azerbaijan still follows systems established
when the country was one of the Republics of the Soviet
Union. Topographic mapping conforms to the Soviet pattern
with sheets issued according to the 1942 system. These series are on the Gauss conformal
transverse cylindrical projection, Krassovsky ellipsoid.
Soviet military topographic mapping of Azerbaijan is available at the following scales: 1:1,000,000 (4 sheets, complete coverage, published 1982-1990);
1:500,000 (10 sheets, complete coverage, published 1977-1990); 1:200,000 (31 sheets, complete coverage, published 1976-1987);
1:100,000 (89 sheets, complete coverage, published 1962-1991); 1:50,000 (279 sheets, complete coverage, published 1973-1990) and city (1:10,000) topographic
mapping of Baku, Kirovobadganca (Ganja), Lenkoran, Mingechaur (Mingecevir), Nakhichevan (Nakhchivan), Salyany (Salyan), Stepanakert and Sumgait (Sumgayit)
published between 1976 and 1990.
These products are available in print, digital raster and digital vector GIS formats from East View Geospatial.
After independence Gosudarstvennyi Komitet Azerbajdzhanskoi
Respubliki po Geodezii i Kartografii (GKARGK)
(the State Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan for
Geodesy and Cartography) was established in Baku as the
national mapping agency, building upon the former Soviet
mapping factory. It is now known as The National
Surveying and Mapping Service and continues to publish
Russian mapping. Recently published official mapping includes a
1:500,000 scale single-sheet map of the country on a relief
base, an Azeri language political base map and town maps of
the capital Baku.
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