Bosnia and Herzegovina declared independence in 1992, but the ensuing civil war has precluded the development of a new, stable civilian mapping program.  As with other former republics in the Yugoslav federation, the Bosnian territory was mapped in the uniform mapping systems of the Military Geographic Institute in Belgrade.

Soviet military topographic mapping of Bosnia and Herzegovina is available at the followig scales: 1:1,000,000 (4 sheets, complete coverage, published 1981-1990); 1:500,000 (4 sheets, complete coverage, published 1978-1982); 1:200,000 (18 sheets, complete coverage, published 1978-1979); 1:100,000 (55 sheets, complete coverage, published 1976-1978); 1:50,000 (181 sheets, complete coverage, published 1973-1976) and a city (1:10,000) topographic map of Sarajevo published in 1974.  These products are available in print, digital raster and digital vector GIS formats from East View Geospatial.

The Concise atlas of the Republic of Croatia and of the Republic of Bosnia and Hercegovina, published by the Leksikografski zavod ‘Miroslav Krleza’ (LZMK) includes general maps of Bosnia at 1:500,000 and 1:200,000 scale.  Also useful is the Balkans regional atlas published by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Many general maps covering the country as part of a wider area of the Western Balkans are published by commercial publishers in Zagreb, Belgrade and elsewhere.

A good general map at 1:250,000 scale is published by Freytag-Berndt (FB), Vienna.

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