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Title
[CIA terrain board collection].
Contributor Names
United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
Created / Published
[1958?-2004]
Contents
1. Mediterranean basin (2 boards, 1 overlay) -- 2. West Bank (1 board, 1 overlay) -- 3. Southern Thailand (1 board, 1 overlay)-- 4. Chile-Peru border region (1 board, 1 overlay) -- 5. Gaza Strip (1 board, 1 overlay) -- 6. Cuba reference (2 boards, 3 overlays) -- 7. Central America reference (1 overlay) -- 8. Indochina (2 boards, 1 overlay) -- 9. Sinai Peninsula (1 board, 2 overlays) -- 10. Central Africa (2 boards, 1 overlay) -- 11. Southeast Asia reference (1 board, 1 overlay) -- 12. Egypt regional (2 boards, 1 overlay) -- 13. Lebanon reference (1 photostat, 1 overlay) -- 14. North Sea reference (2 boards, 1 overlay) -- 15. West Bank (1 photostat, 1 overlay) -- 16. Jerusalem (1 board, 1 overlay) -- 17. Southern South America (2 boards, 1 overlay) -- 18. Central Asia reference (2 boards, 2 overlays) -- 19. Southwest Europe reference (2 boards, 1 overlay) -- 20. Eastern Mediterranean (2 boards, 2 overlays) -- 21. Northwest Africa reference (2 boards, 2 overlays) -- 22. South America-Andes reference (2 boards, 1 overlay) -- 23. Southeast Asia reference (1 photostat, 1 overlay) -- 24. North Israel-south Lebanon (1 board, 1 overlay) -- 25. North Lebanon (1 board, 1 overlay) -- 26. Philippines reference (2 boards, 1 overlay) -- 27. North central Africa reference (2 boards, 2 overlays) -- 28. Southern Africa (2 boards, 1 overlay) -- 29. Southwest Asia reference (2 boards, 1 overlay) -- 30. South central Asia (2 boards, 2 overlays) -- 31. West Africa reference (2 boards, 1 overlay) -- 32. Mexico reference (2 boards, 1 overlay) -- 33. Balkans reference (2 boards, 1 overlay) -- 34. Southeast Lebanon (1 board, 1 overlay).
Subject Headings
-  Cartography--Problems, exercises, etc
-  Earth
Genre
Manuscript maps
Physical maps
Notes
-  The collection consists of 34 groups of manuscript terrain maps of various regions of the world, prepared using Swiss "ridge and valley" techniques by the Central Intelligence Agency's terrain specialists. The base terrain maps (shaded relief and lowland tints) were drawn on boards created from two sheets of paper fused to an aluminum core. The boards are accompanied by 1 to 4 manuscript overlays showing reference line work, etc. The collection documents sophisticated manual terrain mapping techniques now generally replaced by computer generated terrain renderings using digital data.
-  The majority of the maps were prepared using Lambert's conformal conic projection, while the remainder use the universal transverse Mercator projection.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Medium
92 ms. maps, 3 photostat maps : some col. ; on sheets 125 x 93 cm. or smaller.
Call Number/Physical Location
G3201.C2 coll .C6
Repository
Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3201cm.gct00279
Library of Congress Control Number
2012586886
Online Format
image
online text
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2012586886
Library of Congress Online Catalog
https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode=STNO&searchArg=2012586886&searchType=1&recCount=10
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United States Central Intelligence Agency. [CIA terrain board collection]. [?-2004, 1958] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2012586886/. (Accessed September 27, 2016.)

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United States Central Intelligence Agency. (1958) [CIA terrain board collection]. [?-2004] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2012586886/.

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United States Central Intelligence Agency. [CIA terrain board collection]. [?-2004, 1958] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/2012586886/>.