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Galloway Topographic Map Atlases Digital Versions Detailed Descriptions

The following sample files are taken directly from the atlases. Adobe Reader’s best resolution of the pdf files is at zoom 75%.

Albania 1:50,000
All of Albania is covered at the extraordinarily detailed scale of 1:50,000. This is the most detailed set of topographic maps available for Albania at 1:50,000. 60% of the Soviet maps are between 1985 and 1988 (the southern two-thirds of Albania). 40% of the Soviet maps are 1974 to 1977 (the northern third of Albania). One small area is missing in the northeast and has been replaced with a German topographic map from 1941. Click for map of coverage (245 Kb gif). The atlas includes Soviet topographic maps 1:50,000 in Russian, US Tactical Pilotage Chart maps 1:500,000 in English, a Soviet map symbols book in English, and a gazetteer. The gazetteer includes over 24,000 places. The atlas comes on one DVD disc. Click for a sample Soviet map page showing the Elbasan area (5016 Kb pdf) and Distance Scale (318 Kb gif). Some companies sell the Soviet maps for about $2000, when available. Galloway Topographic Map Atlas of Albania 1:50,000 DVD Digital Version is $209.00.

Greece 1:50,000

Over 99% of the land area of Greece is covered at 1:50,000. This is the most complete set of Greece topographic maps available anywhere at the remarkably detailed scale of 1:50,000. Click for map of coverage (474 Kb gif). About 24% of the Soviet maps are between 1986 and 1991, 72% are between 1983 to 1985, and 4% are between 1970 and 1982. Gaps in coverage of Crete are filled with 1940s German topographic maps which, while usually out of date in terms of roads and urban expansion, are accurate in terms of elevation and contour lines. The atlas includes Soviet topographic maps 1:50,000 in Russian, US Tactical Pilotage Chart maps 1:500,000 in English, a Soviet map symbols book in English, and a gazetteer. The gazetteer includes over 43,000 places. The atlas comes on one DVD disc. Click for a sample Soviet map page showing the Khalkis area (2654 Kb pdf) and Distance Scale (318 Kb gif). Some companies sell the Soviet maps for $7300 to $18200, if available. Galloway Topographic Map Atlas of Greece 1:50,000 DVD Digital Version is $339.00.

Turkey 1:100,000
All of the land area of Turkey is covered at 1:100,000. Detailed topographic maps of the entire country of Turkey are almost impossible to find. This is simply the best complete set of topographic maps of Turkey. Click for map of coverage (863 Kb gif). About 80% of the Soviet maps are between 1979 to 1994, the rest are between 1970 and 1978. The atlas includes Soviet topographic maps 1:100,000 in Russian, US Tactical Pilotage Chart maps 1:500,000 in English, a Soviet map symbols book in English, and a gazetteer. The gazetteer includes over 73,000 places. The atlas comes on one DVD disc. Click for a sample Soviet map page showing the Izmir area (2493 Kb pdf) and Distance Scale (224 Kb gif). Some companies sell the Soviet maps for between $7100 to $11000, if available. Galloway Topographic Map Atlas of Turkey 1:100,000 DVD Digital Version is $349.00.

Cyprus 1:200,000

All of Cyprus is covered at 1:200,000. Click for map of coverage (385 Kb gif). All of the maps are 1990 or 1991. Sometimes there is a small amount of text printed on the back of Soviet maps at the 1:200,000 scale (but never at other scales). This text occasionally bleeds through in the reproduction process. However, the impact is minimal and never affects the readability of the map information. The atlas includes Soviet topographic maps 1:200,000 in Russian, US Tactical Pilotage Chart maps 1:500,000 in English, a Soviet map symbols book in English, and a gazetteer. The gazetteer includes over 9,000 places. The atlas comes on one DVD disc. Click for a sample Soviet map page showing the Famagusta area (1855 Kb pdf) and Distance Scale (213 Kb gif). Some companies sell the Soviet maps for around $1000, when available. Galloway Topographic Map Atlas of Cyprus 1:200,000 DVD Digital Version is $109.00.

Syria 1:100,000 (central desert 1:200,000)
All of Syria is covered at 1:100,000 except the central desert area which is covered at 1:200,000. The central desert area is largely unpopulated. See the coverage map (378 Kb gif). About 73% of the Soviet maps are between 1980 and 1986, about 7% between 1988 and 1991, and about 20% are between 1971 and 1975. The atlas includes Soviet topographic maps in Russian, US Tactical Pilotage Chart maps 1:500,000 in English, a Soviet map symbols book in English, and a gazetteer. The gazetteer includes over 34,000 places. The atlas comes on one DVD disc. Click for a sample Soviet map page showing the Damascus area (1988 Kb pdf) and Distance Scale (224 Kb gif). Some companies sell the Soviet maps for $2900, when available. Galloway Topographic Map Atlas of Syria 1:100,000 (central desert 1:200,000) DVD Digital Version is $229.00.

Lebanon 1:100,000
Lebanon is covered at 1:100,000 except for the area south of the Litani River which is 1:50,000, and some western areas which are 1:200,000. Click for map of coverage (346 Kb gif). About 80% of the Soviet maps are between 1983 and 1985, 20% are 1991. The atlas includes Soviet topographic maps in Russian, US Tactical Pilotage Chart maps 1:500,000 in English, a Soviet map symbols book in English, and a gazetteer. The gazetteer includes over 30,000 places. The atlas comes on one DVD disc. Click for a sample Soviet map page showing the Baalbek area (1944 Kb pdf) and Distance Scale (224 Kb gif). Some companies sell the Soviet maps for around $1000, if available. Galloway Topographic Map Atlas of Lebanon 1:100,000 DVD Digital Version is $149.00.

Israel, Gaza Strip, West Bank, and Golan Heights 1:50,000
All of Israel, Gaza Strip, West Bank, and Golan Heights is covered at the amazingly detailed scale of 1:50,000. Click for map of coverage (181 Kb gif). 94% of the Soviet maps are between 1991 and 1993, and 6% are 1983. All the maps dated 1983 are in the Golan Heights. The atlas includes Soviet topographic maps 1:50,000 in Russian, US Tactical Pilotage Chart maps 1:500,000 in English, a Soviet map symbols book in English, and a gazetteer. The gazetteer includes over 17,000 places. The atlas comes on one DVD disc. Click for a sample Soviet map page showing the Ashdod and Hazor Airfield area (2127 Kb pdf) and Distance Scale (318 Kb gif). Some companies sell the Soviet maps for about $2000, when available. Galloway Topographic Map Atlas of Israel, Gaza Strip, West Bank, and Golan Heights 1:50,000 DVD Digital Version is $199.00.

Jordan and West Bank 1:100,000
All of Jordan and West Bank is covered at 1:100,000 except for one small area in the far southeast unpopulated desert region, which is 1:200,000. Click for map of coverage (353 Kb gif). About 99% of the Soviet maps are between 1983 and 1985, 1% are 1972. The atlas includes Soviet topographic maps in Russian, US Tactical Pilotage Chart maps 1:500,000 in English, a Soviet map symbols book in English, and a gazetteer. The gazetteer includes over 21,000 places. The atlas comes on one DVD disc. Click for a sample Soviet map page showing the Amman area (2104 Kb pdif) and Distance Scale (224 Kb gif). Some companies sell the Soviet maps for between $1000 and $1500, if available. Galloway Topographic Map Atlas of Jordan and West Bank 1:100,000 DVD Digital Version is $179.00.

Iraq 1:100,000
All of Iraq is covered at 1:100,000 except for one small area in an unpopulated desert region and some tiny areas along the border, which are 1:200,000. Click for map of coverage (564 Kb gif). About 60% of the Soviet maps are between 1972 and 1976. About 40% are 1980 to 1991. The atlas includes Soviet topographic maps in Russian, US Tactical Pilotage Chart maps 1:500,000 in English, a Soviet map symbols book in English, and a gazetteer. The gazetteer includes over 28,000 places. The atlas comes on one DVD disc. Click for a sample Soviet map page showing the area north of Mosul (7103 Kb pdf) and Distance Scale (224 Kb gif). Some companies sell the Soviet maps for between $2000 and $3000, if available. Galloway Topographic Map Atlas of Iraq 1:100,000 DVD Digital Version is $279.00.

Iraq 1:200,000

All of Iraq is covered at 1:200,000. Click for map of coverage (316 Kb gif). About one-third of the Soviet maps are between 1972 and 1984 and about two-thirds are between 1985 to 1991. Sometimes there is a small amount of text printed on the back of Soviet maps at the 1:200,000 scale (but never at other scales). This text occasionally bleeds through in the reproduction process. However, the impact is minimal and never affects the readability of the map information. The atlas includes Soviet topographic maps 1:200,000 in Russian, US Tactical Pilotage Chart maps 1:500,000 in English, a Soviet map symbols book in English, and a gazetteer. The gazetteer includes over 28,000 places. The atlas comes on one DVD disc. Click for a sample Soviet map page showing the Basra area (1899 Kb pdf) and Distance Scale (213 Kb gif). Some companies sell the Soviet maps for between $1000 to $2500, when available. Galloway Topographic Map Atlas of Iraq 1:200,000 DVD Digital Version is $199.00.

Kuwait 1:100,000
All of Kuwait is covered at 1:100,000. Click for map of coverage (241 Kb gif). All of the Soviet maps are 1975 or 1976. The atlas includes Soviet topographic maps 1:100,000 in Russian, US Tactical Pilotage Chart maps 1:500,000 in English, a Soviet map symbols book in English, and a gazetteer. The gazetteer includes over 1,900 places. The atlas comes on one DVD disc. Click for a sample Soviet map page showing the area southwest of Kuwait city (shows Kuwait International Airport) (1199 Kb pdf) and Distance Scale (224 Kb gif). Some companies sell the Soviet maps for between $300 to $500, when available. Galloway Topographic Map Atlas of Kuwait 1:100,000 DVD Digital Version is $89.00.

Iran 1:200,000
All of Iran is covered at 1:200,000. See map of coverage (630 Kb gif). About 29% of the Soviet maps are 1970s, 59% are 1980s, and 12% are 1990s. Sometimes there is a small amount of text printed on the back of Soviet maps at the 1:200,000 scale (but never at other scales). This text occasionally bleeds through in the reproduction process. However, the impact is minimal and never affects the readability of the map information. The atlas includes Soviet topographic maps 1:200,000 in Russian, US Tactical Pilotage Chart maps 1:500,000 in English, a Soviet map symbols book in English, and a gazetteer. The gazetteer includes over 165,000 places. The atlas comes on one DVD disc. Click for a sample Soviet map page showing the northwest Tehran area (2594 Kb pdf) and Distance Scale (213 Kb gif). Some companies sell the Soviet maps for between $3000 to $6000, when available. Galloway Topographic Map Atlas of Iran 1:200,000 DVD Digital Version is $299.00.

Egypt 1:200,000
All of Egypt is covered at 1:200,000. While there are more detailed maps of parts of the Nile River area available elsewhere, this is probably the best set of topographic maps available for exploring the rest of Egypt, with coverage of Egypt's vast desert regions as well as the Nile. Click for map of coverage (297 Kb gif). Some 16% of the Soviet maps are dated 1972, 55% are between 1976 and 1979, and 28% are between 1985 and 1988. Northeast Egypt maps are all between 1985 and 1988. Northeast Egypt includes the Delta, the north Nile River, the area around Cairo, and the Sinai. Sometimes there is a small amount of text printed on the back of Soviet maps at the 1:200,000 scale (but never at other scales). This text occasionally bleeds through in the reproduction process. However, the impact is minimal and never affects the readability of the map information. The atlas includes Soviet topographic maps 1:200,000 in Russian, US Tactical Pilotage Chart maps 1:500,000 in English, a Soviet map symbols book in English, and a gazetteer. The gazetteer includes about 41,000 places. The atlas comes on one DVD disc. Click for a sample Soviet map page showing the Sharm-Al-Sheik area (2157 Kb pdf) and Distance Scale (213 Kb gif). Some companies sell the Soviet maps for between $1500 to $3000, when available. Galloway Topographic Map Atlas of Egypt 1:200,000 DVD Digital Version is $249.00.

A note about map dates
Soviet topographic maps can vary in date from the early 1970s to the early 1990s. A summary of the map dates for each country is provided above. A list showing each map and its date is provided in the atlas. The TPC maps were generally made in the 1990s and 2000s, and thus can provide an update of any changes in major features.

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