Mapping in Turkmenistan still follows patterns established
in the Soviet era. The 1942 specification is used for topographic
series, with maps published on
the Gauss conformal transverse cylindrical projection,
Soviet military topographic mapping of Turkmenistan is available at the following scales: 1:1,000,000 (8 sheets, complete coverage, published 1982-1990);
1:500,000 (24 sheets, complete coverage, published 1974-1992); 1:200,000 (109 sheets, complete coverage, published 1980-1992); 1:100,000 (369 sheets, complete coverage,
published 1966-1990); 1:50,000 (1,057 sheets, primarily southern, border and coastal country coverage, published 1958-1992) and city (1:10,000 to 1:25,000) topographic mapping
of 12 major cities from Ashkhabad (Ashgabat) to Tedzhen (Tejen) published between 1965 and 1987. These products are available in print, digital raster and digital vector
GIS formats from East View Geospatial.
Following independence the Turkmen Map Production
Enterprise (Turkmengeodezija) in Ashkhabad now acts as the national mapping
agency. In 1993 Turkmengeodezija issued two-sheet
general maps of the country on a topographic base and available
in either English or Russian versions. A Russian town
map of the capital was published in the 1980s by Glavnoe
Upravlenie Geodezii Kartografii (GUGK), now Federal'naya
Sluzhba Geodezii i Kartografii Rossii (Roskartografija).
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