The current national topographic survey organization is the
Hellenic Military Geographical Service (HMGS), Athens.
A military survey was first established in Greece in 1889
and triangulation was initiated in the same year. Topographic
mapping proceeded between the two World Wars with sheets
being published at 1:100,000 scale.
The current map series were established after World War II,
the basic series being the 1:50,000 scale NATO Series
(M708), originally produced in cooperation with the United
States Army Map Service. This photogrammetric series
covers the country in 387 sheets, and is revised on a 6-7
year cycle. The sheet system is graticule-based, with each
sheet covering 15' latitude and longitude. The projection is
UTM and sheets are in seven colors with contours at 20 m
intervals. The legend is in Greek and English. There is also
a 1:100,000 scale series in 128 sheets, with 100 m contours
and a 1:25,000 scale series, for military use only, is in course
of issue. Smaller scale topographic and general reference maps at 1:250,000, 1:500,000
and 1:1,000,000 are available. A topologically structured digital vector data
set has been created from 1:1,000,000 scale map data.
Soviet military topographic mapping of Greece is available at the following scales: 1:1,000,000 (9 sheets, complete coverage, published 1987-1990);
1:500,000 (13 sheets, complete coverage, published 1981-1992); 1:200,000 (73 sheets, complete coverage, published 1973-1992); 1:100,000 (235 sheets, complete coverage,
published 1969-1990); 1:50,000 (676 sheets, complete coverage, published 1971-1991) and city (1:10,000 to 1:25,000) topographic mapping of 8 major cities from Athens to Volos published
between 1963 and 1986. These products are available in print, digital raster and digital vector GIS formats from East View Geospatial.
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