The Republic of Haiti occupies the western third of the
mountainous island of Hispaniola, and has been independent
since 1804. Topographic mapping is the responsibility
of the Service de Géodésie et de Cartographie (SGC),
With Inter-American Geodetic Survey cooperation, a triangulation
network was implemented in 1946 and tied in to
the neighbouring Dominican Republic, Cuba and
Jamaica. Topographic map series at scales of 1:50,000 (Series
E732) and 1:100,000 (Series E632) were completed for the
whole country by the American Army Map Service (AMS)
(later Defense Mapping Agency (DMA) and now National
Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA)) during the period
1960 to 1965 using 1956 air photography. The eastern part
of the country was also covered at 1:25,000 scale (Series E832). The projection is Transverse Mercator, Clarke 1866
ellipsoid, with UTM grid. Contours are at 20 m intervals.
Four-color maps of Port-au-Prince and several other provincial
towns at 1:12,500 scale were also published in the early
1970s. In 1983, three 1:250,000 scale sheets were
printed as part of the PAIGH Hemispheric Mapping
Program (described in the introduction to Central America).
These maps, on UTM projection with 100 m contours and cover the whole country
except the area adjacent to the border of the Dominican
Soviet military topopgraphic mapping of Haiti exists at the following scales: 1:1,000,000 (3 sheets, complete coverage, published in 1963);
1:500,000 (5 sheets, complete coverage, published 1983-1984); 1:200,000 (14 sheets, complete coverage, published 1980-1983) and a city (1:10,000) topographic map of
Port-au-Prince published in 1983. These products are available in print, digital raster and digital raster GIS formats from East View Geospatial.
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