Slovenia became an independent Republic in 1991.
Previously it had been part of Yugoslavia, and its official
mapping had been carried out by the Military Geographic
Institute and other government agencies in Belgrade.
Following independence, a national Surveying and Mapping
Authority, Geodetski Zavod Slovenije (GZS) was established
in Ljubljana under the Ministry of the Environment
and Physical Planning. Some, but not all of the reprographic
materials for the topographic map were acquired from
Belgrade before independence, including those needed for
production of the 1:25,000 scale series.
Since 1993, GZS has been in the process of converting the
analogue maps into digital databases from which updated
and remodelled cartographic products will be created. The
whole focus of map production has moved to a digital
The principal topographic series is the 1:25,000 scale
national topographic series in 201 sheets (DTK25). This
map has been derived from the military series published in
Belgrade in the mid-1980s, but has been remodelled and
revised and was completed in this revised format in 1998.
The projection is Gauss-Krϋger, Bessel ellipsoid. Place
names have been revised and shown in their official form,
and in dual language areas the minority names are shown.
Sheets are in a 7.5' × 5' format.
A 1:50,000 topographic map was also produced by the
Military Geographical Institute in Belgrade in 35 sheets,
published between 1967 and 1979. This is still available,
but in 1997 work began on a new series (DTK50) produced
in cooperation with the Ministry of Defence. It is in 64
sheets, with each sheet covering 10' longitude by 15' latitude.
Projection is UTM, WGS84 ellipsoid.
Smaller scale maps are published at 1:250,000, 1:300,000,
1:400,000, 1:750,000, 1:1,000,000 and 1:1,750,000. These
were all updated in 1994 or more recently. GZS has also
been active in the production of new tourist maps, educational
maps, town maps and recreational coastal charts. A
series of 19 tourist maps, mostly at 1:50,000 scale, now
covers the entire country. Many city and tourist maps are
produced by the Institut za Geodezijo in Fotogrametrijo
(IGF), Ljubljana, and published by a number of tourist organizations,
municipal authorities and other publishers. This institute also cooperates with GZS and other government
A series of high quality topographic maps, designed for
mountain recreation, cover the region of the Julian Alps and
a few other areas. They are mainly at scales of 1:50,000 or
1:25,000, and are published by the Alpine Club of Slovenia
(Planinska zveza Slovenije (PZS)) Ljubljana.
Soviet military topographic mapping of Slovenia is available at the following scales: 1:1,000,000 (1 sheet, complete coverage, published in 1981);
1:500,000 (4 sheets, complete coverage, published 1978-1987); 1:200,000 (9 sheets, complete coverage, published 1978-1995); 1:100,000 (27 sheets, complete coverage,
published 1977-1991); 1:50,000 (88 sheets, complete coverage, published 1974-1991) and city (1:10,000) topographic mapping of Gorizia, Ljubljana, Maribor and Trieste published between
1966 and 1986. These products are available in print, digital raster and digital vector GIS formats from East View Geospatial.
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