The national mapping agency in Taiwan, the Republic of
China, was established as the China Map Service (CMS) in the
Ministry of Interior, which began to compile mapping in
1949 after the relocation of the Republic's map making activities
from the mainland following the establishment of the
People's Republic. Responsibility now falls to the Department
of Land Administration in the Ministry of Interior (Nei-cheng-pu
(NCP)). Complete topographic coverage of Taiwan
is maintained in five-color 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 scale
series, based on the Transverse Mercator projection,
International ellipsoid and with a UTM grid. The 1:25,000 scale
map shows relief with 5 m or 10 m contours and is complete
in 261 7.5' quads. The 1:50,000 scale series needs 79 15' sheets to
cover Taiwan, with relief shown by 10 or 20 m contours.
Other mapping at 1:500,000 and 1:1,000,000 scale is also
issued. All these topographic series use Chinese characters.
Soviet military topographic mapping of Taiwan exists at the following scales: 1:1,000,000 (4 sheets, complete coverage, published 1971-1984);
1:500,000 (5 sheets, complete coverage, published 1971-1983); 1:200,000 (15 sheets, complete coverage, published 1970-1981); 1:100,000 (46 sheets, complete coverage,
published 1957-1968) and city (1:10,000) topographic mapping of Chiai (Chiayi City), Kaohsiung (Gaoxiung), Taichung, Tainan and Taipei published between 1972 and 1978. These
products are available in print, digital raster and digital vector GIS formats from East View Geospatial.
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