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Prior to 1961, mapping of the Ivory Coast was undertaken
by the French Institut Géographique National (IGN) and
its precedecessor, the Service Géographique de l'Afrique
Occidentale Française. The country was mapped in the
three Carte de l'Afrique de l'Ouest series. After independence,
responsibility for the topographic, geodetic and other survey
and mapping requirements was assumed by the Institut
Géographique de la Côte d'Ivoire (IGCI). In 1975, IGCI
acquired its own printing facilities, and in 1976 became a
fully autonomous public body.
A further change took place in 1990, when the agency was
merged with the Direction et Contrôle des Grandes Travaux,
acquiring a wider remit, which includes the production
of thematic maps using remotely sensed imagery and
GIS. It is now called the Centre de Cartographie et de
The basic topographic map, initiated by the French, is the
1:50,000 scale series, and more than 400 sheets are required
to cover the country. After independence, the IGCI
continued to extend the cover of this series, publishing many
new sheets in the north and east during the 1970s and
1980s. The series is believed to be about 80 percent
complete, but most of the early sheets, which date from the
1960s, have not been revised. The map is in four colours
with a 20 m contour interval and is on a UTM projection,
Clarke 1880 ellipsoid. Sheets are graticule-based, each
covering a quarter-degree quadrangle. Early sheets appear
under the Carte de l'Afrique de l'Ouest title.
The 1:200,000 scale series is complete in 34 sheets. It was
published between 1952 and 1970 as part of the Carte de
l'Afrique de l'Ouest series, but since then, new sheets have
been published under the title given in our listing. The map
is in four or five colours with 40 m interval contours. There is also a series of departmental road maps
at this scale, printed in 1992 and produced by the Direction
et Contrôle des Grandes Travaux.
1:500,000 scale sheets were also compiled by the French in
the 1950s and 1960s, but have not been updated since the
1970s. Two single-sheet maps of the country at 1:1,000,000
scale exist, one published by IGN, Paris, in its
Pays et villes du Monde series, the other a road map published
As part of a new road management program, the Ivory
Coast government has recognized the need for a thorough
overhaul of its basic scale mapping, much of which is out
of date, as a preliminary to the production of accurate departmental
digital road maps at 1:200,000 scale. A feasibility
study was undertaken into the use of panchromatic SPOT
imagery for the production of 1:50,000 scale base maps, and
to mosaic the required vector data for the production of the
digital road maps. The 1:50,000 scale image maps can be
produced very quickly using SPOT scenes and GPS position
fixing, and it is estimated that the 468 sheets required to
provide complete cover of the country could be produced in
as little as two years.
Soviet military topographic mapping of the Ivory Coast exists at the following scales: 1:1,000,000 (4 sheets, complete coverage, published in 1986);
1:500,000 (11 sheets, complete coverage, published 1984-1985); 1:200,000 (60 sheets, complete coverage, published 1981-1985) and city (1:10,000) topographic
mapping of Bouake published in 1977. These products are available in print, digital raster and digital vector GIS formats from East View Geospatial.