In 1993, the former Republic of Czechoslovakia was divided
into two independent countries, the Czech Republic and the
Slovak Republic. Each is now responsible for its own national
mapping programs, and the former Military Topographic
Service has thus been divided into two organizations.
Separate civilian state mapping authorities had previously
been established in 1969, and so no substantial change was
necessary in this case.
Other topographic map series are issued at scales of 1:25,000
(787 sheets), 1:50,000 (217 sheets), 1:100,000 (64 sheets)
and 1:200,000 (19 sheets). The 1:100,000 scale map is also
available in an administrative version without contours, and
the 1:50,000 in a road map edition. These series are printed
in five to seven colors and have a contour interval ranging
from 5 m on the 1:25,000 scale map to 50 m on the
1:200,000 scale, with a 10 m interval for the intermediate
scales. An oblique conic conformal Krovac projection is
used, with Bessel ellipsoid. 1:200,000 scale sheets each cover
40' longitude by 20' latitude and the larger scales progressively
divide these units by four. New editions are published
mostly on a five-year cycle.
Soviet military topographic mapping of the Czech Republic is available at the following scales: 1:1,000,000 (2 sheets, complete coverage, published 1979-1990);
1:500,000 (6 sheets, complete coverage, published 1978-1990); 1:200,000 (27 sheets, complete coverage, published 1972-1991); 1:100,000 (84 sheets, complete coverage,
published 1978-1991); 1:50,000 (280 sheets, complete coverage, published 1978-1991) and city (1:10,000) topographic mapping of 25 major cities from Brno to Usti lad Nabem published
between 1970 and 1988. These products are available in print, digital raster and digital vector GIS formats from East View Geospatial.
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