Jan Mayen, a volcanic island belonging to Norway, has been
mapped by the Norsk Polarinstitutt (NPI), Tromsø.
Triangulation and fieldwork were carried out in 1949-50
and a 1:50,000 scale map was compiled using air photography
flown in 1949 and 1955. The map is contoured at
20 m intervals and glaciers are shown in white with ice-free
areas in yellow. A single sheet map at 1:100.000 scale, with
40 m contours, published in 1990, and compiled from 1975
air photography and new GPS data. The map shows changes
consequent on the volcanic eruption of Beerenberg in 1970.
Projection is Transverse Mercator, geodetic datum WGS84.
Soviet military topographic mapping of Jan Mayen exists at the following scales: 1:1,000,000 (1 sheet, complete coverage, published in 1975) and
1:200,000 (1 sheet, complete coverage, published in 1969). These products are available in print, digital raster and digital vector GIS formats from
East View Geospatial.
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