Prior to its independence in 1962, Rwanda was mapped by
Belgian colonial authorities. Plane table survey was carried
out in the 1920s by the Ministère des Colonies. A series of
form-lined 1:100,000 scale sheets were produced covering
Rwanda-Burundi, and a set of six 1:200,000 scale sheets.
The 15 monochrome 1:100,000 scale sheets covering
Rwanda were reissued by the Belgian Musée Royale de
l'Afrique Centrale (MRAC) in the late 1960s and early
1970s, together with dye-lines of 1:50,000 scale mapping
which had been surveyed in the 1930s.
The responsible organization for topographic and cadastral
mapping is now the Service de Cartographie du Rwanda
(SCR), Kigali. In the late 1980s a new multi-coloured series
in 74 sheets at 1:50,000 scale began with the help of
the Belgian Institut Géographique National.
The country is also covered by a 235-sheet series of 1:20,000
scale commune maps prepared by an Italian survey company
Soviet military topographic mapping of Rwanda exists at the following scales: 1:1,000,000 (2 sheets, complete coverage, published 1958-1977) and
1:500,000 (4 sheets, complete coverage, published 1962-1964). These products are available in print, digital raster and digital vector GIS formats
from East View Geospatial.
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