Mapping of the mountainous central Asian Republic of
Tajikistan still follows patterns established in the Soviet era
prior to independence in 1991. Topographic series follow
the 1942 specification with maps on the Gauss Conformal
transverse cylindrical projection, Krassovsky ellipsoid.
Soviet military topographic mapping of Tajikistan is available at the following scales: 1:1,000,000 (3 sheets, complete coverage, published 1987-1990);
1:500,000 (9 sheets, complete coverage, published 1978-1989); 1:200,000 (44 sheets, complete coverage, published 1976-1992); 1:100,000 (138 sheets, complete coverage,
published 1957-1992); 1:50,000 (452 sheets, complete coverage, published 1963-1991) and city (1:10,000 to 1:25,000) topographic mapping of Dushanbe, Khavast, Kulyab (Kulob),
Kurgan and Leninabad published between 1972 and 1986. These products are available in print, digital raster and digital vector GIS formats from
East View Geospatial.
Following independence the Chief Administration for
Geodesy and Mapping (Tajikaerokosmogeodezija) in
Dushanbe acts as the national mapping agency. A 1:450,000 scale
two-sheet map using a relief base was published in 1992, and
is available in Russian or Tajik editions. A Russian town map
of Dushanbe was produced in the 1980s by Glavnoe
Upravlenie Geodezii Kartografii (GUGK) (now Federal'naya
Sluzhba Geodezii i Kartografii Rossii (Roskartografija)).
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