The mapping of Georgia 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 designed along the 1942 system. These series are on the Gauss
conformal transverse cylindrical projection, Krassovsky ellipsoid.
Soviet military topographic mapping of Georgia is available at the following scales: 1:1,000,000 (2 sheets, complete coverage, published 1978-1990);
1:500,000 (6 sheets, complete coverage, published 1963-1988); 1:200,000 (24 sheets, complete coverage, published 1978-1988); 1:100,000 (47 sheets, complete coverage,
published 1975-1991); 1:50,000 (190 sheets, complete coverage, published 1973-1990) and city (1:10,000) topographic mapping of 14 majors cities from Akhalkalaki to Zugdidi
published between 1973 and 1988. These products are available in print, digital raster and digital vector GIS formats from East View Geospatial.
After independence the map factory in Tbilisi formed the
core of a new national mapping agency, now designated
as the State Geodesy and Cartography Organization
(SGCO). Official maps include
a 1:500,000 scale single-sheet map of the country on a relief
base and a town atlas of Tbilisi.
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