Mapping of the very densely populated Portuguese overseas
territory of Macau, near to Hong Kong, is the responsibility
of Direcção dos Serviços de Cartografia e Cadastro
(DSCC). It was established as an independent cartographic
mission in 1975, with technical support from Portugal.
Portuguese agencies such as Instituto de Investigação
Cientifica Tropical (IICT) have continued to play an important
role in the establishment of what is now one of the
most detailed and current map bases in the world.
DSCC carries out topographic, geodetic and cadastral
surveying and completed the large-scale base mapping of the
territory in 1984. Hard copy and digital maps are on the
UTM projection, International ellipsoid and are regularly
revised to cover the peninsula of Macau and the islands of
Taipa and Coloane at a number of different scales. Large scale
planimetric coverage at 1:1,000 (125 sheets) and 1:2,000 (89
sheets) is a digital product maintained and regularly updated
on an Intergraph system. Cadastral data relating to land
parcels are held in one database, a second layered graphical
database holds topo-cartographic data. Smaller scales are
derived from this database, and updated from recently flown
aerial coverage, including three-sheet 1:5,000 and 1:10,000 scale
coverage, and single-sheet maps and data at 1:20,000 and
1:50,000 scales. 1:10,000 scale administrative coverage is
also available. Hard copy map sheets are available as black
and white plots on paper, as colour electrostatic plots or on
transparencies. Digital mapping is available on CD-ROM in DWG or DGN format.
Soviet military topographic mapping of Macau exists at the following scales: 1:1,000,000 (1 sheet, complete coverage, published in 1985);
1:500,000 (1 sheet, complete coverage, published in 1983); 1:200,000 (1 sheet, complete coverage, published in 1980); 1:100,000 (1 sheet, complete coverage,
published in 1978) and a city (1:10,000) topographic map of Aomen (Macau) published in 1977. These products are available in print, digital raster and digital vector
GIS formats from East View Geospatial.
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