The mapping of Belarus still follows patterns established
when the country was one of the Republics of the Soviet
Union. Topographic mapping follows the Soviet pattern with
series conforming to the 1942 system, published on the
Gauss conformal transverse cylindrical projection, Krassovsky
Soviet military topographic mapping of Belarus is available at the following scales: 1:1,000,000 (5 sheets, complete coverage, published 1979-1990);
1:500,000 (13 sheets, complete coverage, published 1978-1990); 1:200,000 (62 sheets, complete coverage, 1977-1992); 1:100,000 (184 sheets, complete coverage, published 1970-1989);
1:50,000 (713 sheets, complete coverage, published 1971-1991) and city (1:10,000 to 1:25,000) topographic mapping of 30 major cities from Baranovichi to Wlodawa published between
1960 and 1991. These products are available in print, digital raster and digital vector GIS formats from East View Geospatial.
Since independence in 1991 a national mapping agency has
been established in Minsk, Belaruskae Kartohrafa-Headèzichnae
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