Progress report of cartographic activities in Ethiopia 1963-65 : submitted by the Government of Ethiopia
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The "Plan of Operation" outlined in the Report on Cartographic Activities in Ethiopia (E/CN.I4/CART/44) submitted to the first United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for Africa, hold in Nairobi, Kenya, in July 1963 mentioned that an agreement was concluded between the Imperial Ethiopian Government and the Government of the United States of America, on a joint programme for aerial and ground surveys. Pursuant to this agreement the Ethiopia-US Mapping Mission was established and started operation in September 1963 with a view to carrying out the following programmes. (a) Aerial photography of the whole country excluding the Blue Nile River Basin Area (see fig.). (b) Geodetic Control data through conventional procedures and the employment of airborne and surface located electronic devices. (c) Assistance to the Imperial Ethiopian Government Mapping and Geography Institute (MGI) in the following undertakings: (i) Production of photomaps at the scale of 1:50,000 (whole country) and prototype topographic maps at the seal of l: 250,000 (for selected areas). (ii) Training of technical personnel both in Ethiopia and the United States. (iii) Procurement of equipment to make MGI fully capable of producing topographic maps.