Standardization of specifications for 1:50,000 topographical map for Africa
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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Among the topics on the agenda for the present Conference, is that concerning the standardization of specifications for topographical maps in Africa. Experience has shown that any time prior to the exercise to standardize the specifications of specific topographic map series or topical maps, studies load to be made of the existing map specifications. These studies examined such questions as the need to standardize, technical implications as a result of possible changes in methods of map preparation taking into account costs and the psychological impact on users.The meeting recommended that this Conference endorse the adoption of the proposed set of symbols and that the EGA should collaborate with national cartographic institutions for the purpose of producing a printed specimen.