Micronesia comprises the independent Federated States of
Micronesia, Guam, the Republic of Marshall Islands, the
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and
the Republic of Palau. In other words, the area formerly
designated as Guam and the United States Trust Territory
of the Pacific Islands. Local survey offices in the different
states include the Division of Lands and Surveys in the
Northern Marianas, the Bureau of Lands and Survey for
the Republic of Palau, the Department of Land Management
in Guam, the Department of Lands, in the Federated
States of Micronesia, and the Ministry of Resources and
Development for the Marshall Islands.
Mapping of these island states has almost all been
carried out by American agencies and topographic surveys
of the different islands conform to United States Geological
Survey (USGS) standards. 1:25,000 scale coverage
has been published on the UTM projection and with 10 m
contours for the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of
Micronesia and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana
Islands. Monochrome black line prints are available at
1:10,000 or 1:25,000 scale for a large part of this region,
but USGS surveys fail to represent the Marshall Islands. The
latest surveys of Guam use a modified azimuthal equidistant
projection, show relief with 20 ft contours and are
published at 1:24,000 scale. A single 1:50,000 sheet of the
island is also published with 40 ft contours. USGS also issues
an overview of the area of the former Trust Territory at
1:4,000,000 scale, which also appears in the published version from the Hawaii Geographic Society
(HGS) overprinted with statistical information.
Charting of the islands has been published by the United
States National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA),
with larger scale charting of Guam from the National
Ocean Service (NOS).
Soviet military topographic mapping of the Federated States of Micronesia is available at the following scale: 1:1,000,000 (10 sheets, complete coverage, published in 1964).
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