The Republic of the Seychelles comprises over 100 small
coralline and granite islands to the north of Madagascar in
the western Indian Ocean. Mapping has mainly been carried
out by Ordnance Survey International (OSI) and its
predecessors, under Commonwealth aid programs. The
Lands and Infrastructure Division (LID) is now responsible
for the maintenance of the islands' map base.
Mahé, Praslin and La Digue are the largest islands and the
best mapped. A six-color topographic series at 1:10,000
scale has been published and updated several times, the latest
editions were published towards the end of the 1980s. This
series shows relief with 10 m contours. From this basic scale
is derived a regularly revised 1:50,000 scale tourist map of
Mahé, published with 50 m contours, now in its 11th edition. A similar specification is published for
Praslin at 1:30,000 scale.
Soviet military topographic mapping of Seychelles exists at the following scales: 1:1,000,000 (6 sheets, complete coverage, published 1958-1991) and
1:500,000 (1 sheet, partial coverage, published in 1987). These products are available in print, digital raster and digital vector GIS formats
from East View Geospatial.
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