The mapping of Armenia still follows standards established when the country was one of the Republics of the Soviet Union. These series are on the Gauss conformal transverse cylindrical projection, Krassovsky ellipsoid.
After independence the Institut Geodezii i Kartografii pri Pravitel’stve Respubliki Armenii (IGKA) in the Ministry of Urban Development was established in Yerevan as the national mapping agency. Small scale mapping of Armenia has been revised extensively and an active publishing program exists as of 2015. The Department of Geodesy and Cartography in the same Ministry announced a program of digital conversion with plans to capture series at 1:50,000; 1:200,000; 1:500,000 and 1:1,000,000 scales in 1998-1999. In the 2010-2015 period, entirely new topographic map series have been surveyed and published at the 1:25,000 and 1:10,000 scales.
Soviet military topographic mapping of Armenia is available at the following scales: 1:1,000,000 (2 sheets, complete coverage, published 1985-1990); 1:500,000 (4 sheets, complete coverage, published 1979-1984); 1:200,000 (11 sheets, complete coverage, published 1976-1985); 1:100,000 (34 sheets, complete coverage, published 1974-1978); 1:50,000 (106 sheets, complete coverage, published 1973-1990) and city (1:10,000 to 1:25,000) topographic mapping of Gyumri, Kirovakan and Yerevan published in 1983. These products are available in print, digital raster and digital vector GIS formats from East View Geospatial.
Earth science mapping of Armenia was produced by Russian agencies, notably Vserossiiskoi nauchno-issledovatel’skii geologicheskii Institut (VSEGEI) in St. Petersburg. The country was mapped in Soviet 1:200,000 and 1:1,000,000 scales. Thematic maps of the Caucasus at 1:1,000,000 scale provide tectonic, metallogenic, geological and ore bearing mineral mapping of Armenia. The Soviet Academy of Sciences (now Rossiskaja Akademija Nauk (RAN)) sponsored these and other thematic map sets, and compiled an agricultural atlas of the Armenia, published in 1984 by GUGK. The Armenian National Academy of Sciences in Yerevan continues to encourage scientific research and its constituent institutes have also published thematic mapping. In 1990 for example, the Botany Institute issued a soil atlas of Armenia, with 1:100,000 and 1:200,000 scale soils mapping.
Tourist maps of the country have recently been published by Hovhanjsian Sen Nahapety, Yerevan. A simple but indexed English language tourist and business map of the capital Yerevan was recently published by DAAS. The first western mapping of the state was published in 1997 by International Travel Maps (ITM), Vancouver. Another recent small scale map of the country was published in 1999 for the American University of Armenia (AUA) as part of the Birds of Armenia project.
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