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MOSAIC OF DIGITAL RASTER SOVIET 1:200,000 SCALE TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS OF AFGHANISTAN
U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 131
By Peter G. Chirico and Michael B. Warner
This publication was completed under Interagency Agreement 306-P-00-04-00566-00 between the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S Geological Survey.
The data contained in this publication include scanned, geographically referenced digital raster graphics (DRGs) of Soviet 1:200,000 - scale topographic map quadrangles. The original Afghanistan topographic map series at 1:200,000 scale, for the entire country, was published by the Soviet military between 1985 and 1991(MTDGS, 85-91). Hard copies of these original paper maps were scanned using a large format scanner, reprojected into Geographic Coordinate System (GCS) coordinates, and then clipped to remove the map collars to create a seamless, topographic map base for the entire country. An index of all available topographic map sheets is displayed here: Index_Geo_DD.pdf.
This publication also includes the originial topographic map quadrangles projected in Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection. The country of Afghanistan spans three UTM Zones: Zone 41, Zone 42, and Zone 43. Maps are stored as GeoTIFFs in their respective UTM zone projection. Indexes of all available topographic map sheets in their respective UTM zone are displayed here: Index_UTM_Z41.pdf, Index_UTM_Z42.pdf, Index_UTM_Z43.pdf.
An Adobe Acrobat PDF file of the U.S. Department of the Army's Technical Manual 30-548, is available (U.S. Army, 1958). This document has been translated into English for assistance in reading Soviet topographic map symbols.
Military Topographic Directorate of the General Staff, Soviet General Staff Topographic Maps, Afghanistan, 1:200,000, Moscow, VTU GSh, 1985-1991.
U.S. Army, 1958, Technical Manual 30-548, Soviet Topographic Map Symbols: U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 102 p.
This publication consists of two DVD's.
CONTENTS OF DVD 1 of 2
Includes TIFF files of each clipped quadrangle projected in Geographic Coordinate System (GCS) coordinates.
CONTENTS OF DVD 2 of 2
THE FOLLOWING CONTENTS ARE ON BOTH DVD's
soviet_map_legend.pdf – An Adobe Acrobat PDF file of the U.S. Department of the Army's Technical Manual 30-548, titled Soviet Topographic Map Symbols. This text has been translated into English, from Russian, to assist the map user in reading the topographic maps.
Readme – Text - only readme file that explains the contents of the data files.
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