The topographic mapping authority in Peru is the Instituto
Geográfico Nacional (IGNP), Lima, which falls within
the authority of the Ministry of Defence. The origins of the
institute go back to the first decade of the century, and there
have been several changes of name, most recently from
Instituto Geográfico Militar.
The first national map to be undertaken was the 1:200,000
scale Carta nacional. This four-color map was issued from
1922 to 1958, but only about 35 percent of the country
(mainly the coastal zone or costa) was covered. A 1:100,000
scale map, issued over the same time period, was merely an
enlargement of this map.
Soviet military topographic mapping of Peru is available at the following scales: 1:1,000,000 (13 sheets, complete coverage, published 1962-1990);
1:500,000 (37 sheets, complete coverage, published 1976-1984); 1:200,000 (2 sheets, southern tip of country covered, published 1980-1981) and a city (1:25,000)
topographic map of Lima published in 1980. These products are available in print, digital raster and digital vector GIS formats from East View Geospatial.
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