Formerly an overseas province of Portugal, the Cape Verde
Islands became an independent Republic in 1975. A set of
topographic maps of the islands at varying scales of
1:50,000; 1:75,000 or 1:100,000 was produced between
1928 and 1937 by the Commissão de Cartografía.
In 1968, a new 64-sheet 1:25,000 scale topographic
series was initiated by the Instituto Geográfico do
Exército(IGeoE), Lisbon. The mapping was continued after
1976 through a cooperative agreement between Portugal
and Cape Verde. The maps are on UTM projection,
International (Hayford) ellipsoid, with 10 m contours.
The official topographic mapping organization in Cape Verde
is now the Serviço Geográfico e Cadastro. It has been
revising the old Portuguese series using new aerial photography
flown by KLM in 1990. Some 1:2,000 and 1:1,000
scale maps of urban areas have also been made.
Soviet military topographic mapping of the Cape Verde is available at the following scale: 1:1,000,000 (4 sheets, complete coverage, published in 1987).
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