Bishkek region at 1:500,000 in a series of detailed, contoured maps of the mountains of Central Asia derived from the Soviet era topographic survey but with transliterated place names and an English language map legend.
Maps in this series provide coverage of the Tien Shan and Pamir Mountains, with the whole of Kyrgyzstan, northern Tajikistan, plus the adjoining regions of Uzbekistan (including Tashkent and Samarkand), southern Kazakhstan (with Almaty) and the Sinkiang Province of China. The maps have contours at 100m intervals, enhanced by altitude colouring and relief shading, with plenty of spot heights and names of various mountain chains, peaks, valleys, etc. Additional colouring and/or graphics indicate glaciers, cliffs, rock boulders, sands, ridges and dunes, mud and salt flats, different types of vegetation, etc. The maps show all the information expected of topographic mapping at this scale, including detailed presentation of local roads and tracks, railways, aerodromes, isolated settlements, national and internal administrative borders, etc. Latitude and longitude grid is drawn at 20’ and 30’ respectively. Map legend is in English.
The series was prepared in mid-2000s when all the place names have been transliterated from the original Russian mapping and given, where possible, modern local names for larger towns. Each map provides a guide to the transliteration, as well as English and German glossary for the abbreviations.
To see the list of titles in this series please click on the series link.
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