Gibraltar was mapped for the Gibraltar Government by the UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys (now Ordnance Survey International), and a set of contoured 1:2,500 scale maps was published in 1970.

Current large scale maps cover the territory at 1:500 (47 sheets); 1:1,250 (12 sheets); 1:2,500 (six sheets) and 1:5,000 (one sheet), and are produced and maintained by the Drawing Office of the Department of Trade and Industry. The 1:500 scale sheets are currently being updated. The maps are contoured (at 3 m up to and including 60 m, and at 10 m thereafter). Heights are referred to the Alicante datum and the projection is Transverse Mercator with UTM grid, International ellipsoid.

Soviet military topographic mapping of Gibraltar exists at the following scales: 1:1,000,000 (1 sheet, complete coverage, published in 1985); 1:500,000 (1 sheet, complete coverage, published in 1984); 1:200,000 (1 sheet, complete coverage, published in 1991); 1:100,000 (1 sheet, complete coverage, published in 1990) and a city (1:10,000 to 1:25,000) topographic map of Gibraltar published in 1974. These products are available in print, digital raster and digital vector GIS formats from East View Geospatial.

Tourist maps may be obtained from the Gibraltar Tourist Board, including a Gibraltar streetmap guide. Other general maps include a Bartholomew Holiday Map by HarperCollins and a sheet in the Spanish series Estrecho de Gibraltar, published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGNE). This 1:25,000 scale topographic series is designed to cover the land areas on either side of the Straits of Gibraltar. The series is in six colors with 10 m contours, and is on a Lambert conformal conic projection.

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