Iran

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Mapping of Iran was established by the British in their Survey of India programs with complete quarter-inch reconnaissance coverage of the country, and partial half-inch mapping. Not until after World War II were national bodies established with mapping responsibilities. The civilian official mapping agency is the National Cartographic Centre (NCC) first set up with UN assistance in 1953. Its responsibilities encompass the maintenance of geodetic and levelling networks, topographic base mapping, and the production of the national atlas and thematic mapping. Meanwhile military mapping had been the responsibility of the National Geographic Organization (NGO). For most of its history NCC has concentrated upon the larger scales and coordinated production, while NGO has produced restricted military small and medium scale series. The two organizations merged in 1968, but were separated again after the Islamic revolution. Military series covering Iran at 1:50,000, 1:250,000 and 1:1,000,000 scales have been compiled using photogrammetric methods following triangulation, levelling and aerial photographic coverage initiated in the late 1950s. These are all on the UTM projection, Hayford ellipsoid. The 1:50,000 specification includes complete coverage in 2,670 six-color sheets, with each covering a 15' × 15' area. The 1:250,000 series covers the whole country in 136 seven or eight-color sheets; 12 maps are published for each International map of the World sheet. Other series include a 1:500,000 map in 42 sheets. These maps are all complete, and limited work has been carried out to revise data. 1:250,000 scale coverage has been digitized. 1:50,000 scale coverage is becoming available in digital form. Only the 1:1,000,000 scale map has been revised, and is fully available in a digital form. NCC initiated new projects after 1979 with a view to modernizing the civilian mapping infrastructure, but little progress was made during the years of the Islamic revolution and the Iran-Iraq war. A 1:25,000 series was planned and work started on analogue production in 1990. Over 500 four-color sheets were produced with UN support and published by the end of 1992. Meanwhile officially sanctioned plans for a national topographic database were launched and it was decided to produce digital 1:25,000 base maps for the whole country. The first phases of this project involved photogrammetric data capture, and a new national digital standard was developed. Over 10,000 sheets are needed for national coverage; these are derived from 1:40,000 scale black and white aerial coverage, and are based on the UTM projection and WGS84 spheroid. The database is organized into nine superclasses, hard copy map design is separated from the design of map displays for on-screen manipulation. It is intended to complete this project by 2007. All of these official NCC maps and atlases are published in the Persian language. Soviet military topographic mapping of Iran is available at the following scales: 1:1,000,000 (15 sheets, complete coverage, published 1974-1990); 1:500,000 (43 sheets, complete coverage, published 1973-1992); 1:200,000 (288 sheets, complete coverage, published 1972-1992); 1:100,000 (1,056 sheets, complete coverage, published 1974-1991) and city (1:10,000 to 1:25,000) topographic mapping of 27 major cities from Abadan to Zanjan published between 1970 and 1992. These products are available in print, digital raster and digital vector GIS formats from East View Geospatial.

Iran

12,452 total products were found covering Iran.
Next, select filters, series, and products from the sections below the map.

Mapping of Iran was established by the British in their Survey of India programs with complete quarter-inch reconnaissance coverage of the country, and partial half-inch mapping. Not until after World War II were national bodies established with mapping responsibilities. The civilian official mapping agency is the National Cartographic Centre (NCC) first set up with UN assistance in 1953. Its responsibilities encompass the maintenance of geodetic and levelling networks, topographic base mapping, and the production of the national atlas and thematic mapping. Meanwhile military mapping had been the responsibility of the National Geographic Organization (NGO). For most of its history NCC has concentrated upon the larger scales and coordinated production, while NGO has produced restricted military small and medium scale series. The two organizations merged in 1968, but were separated again after the Islamic revolution. Military series covering Iran at 1:50,000, 1:250,000 and 1:1,000,000 scales have been compiled using photogrammetric methods following triangulation, levelling and aerial photographic coverage initiated in the late 1950s. These are all on the UTM projection, Hayford ellipsoid. The 1:50,000 specification includes complete coverage in 2,670 six-color sheets, with each covering a 15' × 15' area. The 1:250,000 series covers the whole country in 136 seven or eight-color sheets; 12 maps are published for each International map of the World sheet. Other series include a 1:500,000 map in 42 sheets. These maps are all complete, and limited work has been carried out to revise data. 1:250,000 scale coverage has been digitized. 1:50,000 scale coverage is becoming available in digital form. Only the 1:1,000,000 scale map has been revised, and is fully available in a digital form. NCC initiated new projects after 1979 with a view to modernizing the civilian mapping infrastructure, but little progress was made during the years of the Islamic revolution and the Iran-Iraq war. A 1:25,000 series was planned and work started on analogue production in 1990. Over 500 four-color sheets were produced with UN support and published by the end of 1992. Meanwhile officially sanctioned plans for a national topographic database were launched and it was decided to produce digital 1:25,000 base maps for the whole country. The first phases of this project involved photogrammetric data capture, and a new national digital standard was developed. Over 10,000 sheets are needed for national coverage; these are derived from 1:40,000 scale black and white aerial coverage, and are based on the UTM projection and WGS84 spheroid. The database is organized into nine superclasses, hard copy map design is separated from the design of map displays for on-screen manipulation. It is intended to complete this project by 2007. All of these official NCC maps and atlases are published in the Persian language. Soviet military topographic mapping of Iran is available at the following scales: 1:1,000,000 (15 sheets, complete coverage, published 1974-1990); 1:500,000 (43 sheets, complete coverage, published 1973-1992); 1:200,000 (288 sheets, complete coverage, published 1972-1992); 1:100,000 (1,056 sheets, complete coverage, published 1974-1991) and city (1:10,000 to 1:25,000) topographic mapping of 27 major cities from Abadan to Zanjan published between 1970 and 1992. These products are available in print, digital raster and digital vector GIS formats from East View Geospatial.

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