Aerial photographic cover of the Falkland Islands was
obtained in 1956 during the Falkland Islands Aerial Survey
Expedition mounted by the British Government and carried
out by Huntings Aerosurveys. This, in conjunction with a
ground network established by triangulation and tellurometer
survey during the following years, was used by the
Directorate of Overseas Surveys (now Ordnance Survey
International (OSI)) to produce a 1:50,000 scale map in
29 sheets (DOS453/Series H791). This map is on a Transverse
Mercator projection, International ellipsoid, with UTM
grid and 50 ft interval contours, and was originally issued
in 1962-63. Some sheets have been revised.
The derived map at 1:250,000 (DOS 653) was first published
in 1964, and reached its third edition in 1995. It has layered
relief and a 500 ft contour interval. In 1996, Ordnance
Survey published a 1:250,000 scale tourist map of the
Falkland Islands. This two-sided map is derived from (DOS 653)
and (OSD 053) with the addition of tourist symbols and text.
Large scale mapping of the area around Stanley was undertaken
in the 1980s based on photography flown in 1983-84
by Clyde Surveys. Scales are 1:2,500 (OSD 053) and some
sheets have also been enlarged to 1:5,000 (OSD 00053). The
sheets are contoured at 5 m intervals. Two printed sheets at 1:12,500 of Stanley and
Port Harcourt respectively (GSGS 5456) were published in
1982 by the Directorate of Military Surveys.
Soviet military topographic mapping of the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) exists at the following scales: 1:1,000,000 (4 sheets, complete coverage, published in 1962);
1:500,000 (4 sheets, complete coverage, published in 1985) and 1:200,000 (14 sheets, complete coverage, published in 1980). These products are available in print, digital raster
and digital vector GIS formats from East View Geospatial.
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