New topographic maps for the Czech Armed Forces
- 1University of Defence in Brno, Faculty of Military Technology, Department of Military Geography and Meteorology, Czechia
- 2Office of Military Geography and Hydrometeorology, Dobruška, Czechia
Keywords: topographic map, NATO standard, generalization, cartographic model
Abstract. Geographic services of NATO member states produce standardised topographic maps for geographic support of their foreign missions. The MGCP data are used for the maps creation of the scales of 1:50,000 and 1:100,000. Topographic maps used for military training in own territory mostly remain in original form without full standardisation. NATO with support of the Defence Geospatial Information Working Group prepares a new standard for the Defence Topographic Map. The geographic service of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic has started the preparation process of the new topographic maps edition compliant with the new standard. Two prototypes of map sheets of scales of 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 were created in 2020, which serve for basic verification of map content symbolisation and applied technology. Procedures for generalization of the map content for the scale of 1:100,000 will be completed in next two years.