2010 07 Pakistan Floods/Imagery and data sources/DMA Maps Mosaic

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Jean-Guilhem has put together a mosaic of US Defense Mapping Agency maps from the Perry-Castaneda map collection, mainly along the Indus valley, available as TMS (for Potlatch and JOSM slippymap plugin) and WMS (for JOSM wmsplugin).

It includes maps from the "Joint Operations Graphic" series, either "Combined" (1501C series) or "Air" (1501AIR series), from the 80s and 90s. The "Combined" maps include more place names. Where no map from these series was available, a few older maps, from the 50s and 60s have been used (U502 series). The paper scale of the maps is 1:250,000.

It can be visualised as a background layer in the coverage map.

How to use

  • For Potlatch, copy and paste the following link into "Options / Custom background": [1]
  • For JOSM slippymap plugin, see [2] for example with the following new advanced preferences:
   slippymap.custom_tile_source_3.name=Pakistan 250k mosaic 
   slippymap.custom_tile_source_3.url=http://osm.arkemie.org/cgi-bin/tiles/1.0.0/pakistan_250k_mosaic
   slippymap.custom_tile_source_3.ext=jpg 
  • For JOSM wmsplugin, copy and paste THIS LINK into "WMS -> Rectified image... -> Custom WMS link". For adequate display resolution and download speed performance, load the layer where the JOSM scale bar tells 3km.

Note: As mentioned on the maps, "Areas adjacent to the Indus river are subject to continual change due to shifting of the river bed". Keep also in mind that paper scanning and georeferencing from jpeg compressed scans introduce inaccuracies, so when GPS tracks are available, for instance, don't hesitate to shift this background to fit existing OSM data.

Maps references

Each individual map covers an area of 1.5° in longitude x 1° in latitude.

Maps included in the mosaic
Min lat.: 66 67.5 69 70.5 72 73.5 75 76.5
Min long.:
37
36 NJ 42-16, Jorm, 1501C,1981 NJ 43-13, Mastūj, 1501AIR, 1989 NJ 43-14, Baltit, 1501AIR, 1989 NJ 43-15, Shimshāl, U502, 1955
35 NI 42-4,Chitrāl, 1501AIR, 1995 NI 43-1,Churrai, 1501C, 1982 NI 43-2,Gilgit, 1501AIR, 1981 NI 43-3, Mundik, U502, 1953
34 NI 42-8,Peshāwar, 1501AIR, 1992 NI 43-5, Mardān, U502, 1954 NI 43-6, Srīnagar, 1501AIR, 1989
33 NI 42-11, Gardīz, 1501AIR, 1993 NI 42-12, Kohāt, 1501AIR, 1993 NI 43-9, Islāmābād, 1501C, 1981 NI 43-10, Pūnch, U502, 1954
32 NI 42-15, Wāna, 1501AIR, 1996 NI 42-16, Miānwāli, 1501AIR, 1996 NI 43-13, Sargodha, 1501AIR, 1993 NI 43-14, Siālkot, 1501C, 1982
31 NH 42-2, Qamruddīn Kārez, 1501AIR, 1969 NH 42-3, Zhob, 1501AIR, 1998 NH 42-4, Derā Ismāīl Khān, U502, 1955 NH 43-1, Lyallpur, 1501C, 1981 NH 43-2, Lahore, 1501C, 1982
30 NH 42-5,Quetta, 1501AIR, 1995 NH 42-6, Loralai, 1501C, 1982 NH 42-7, Mekthar, 1501AIR, 1973 NH 42-8, Multān, 1501AIR, 1988 NH 43-5, Sahiwal, 1501C, 1982 NH 43-6, Ferozepur, 1501AIR, 1981
29 NH 42-9, Mastung, 1501AIR, 1967 NH 42-10, Sibi, 1501C, 1982 NH 42-11, Rājanpur, 1501C, 1982 NH 42-12, Bahāwalpur, 1501C, 1983 NH 43-9, Chishtiān Mundi, 1501C, 1982
28 NH 42-13, Gandāva, 1501C, 1981 NH 42-14, Jacobābād, 1501C, 1982 NH 42-15, Rahīmyār Khān, 1501C, 1982 NH 42-16, Khānpur, 1501C, 1982 NH 43-13, Bīkāner, 1501AIR, 1981
27 NG 42-1, Zidi, 1501C, 1982 NG 42-2, Sukkur, 1501C, 1982 NG 42-3, Pano Āqil, 1501C, 1982
26 NG 42-5, Bela, U502, 1955 NG 42-6, Nawābshāh, 1501C, 1983 NG 42-7, Chotiāri, 1501C, 1982
25 NG 42-9, Uthal, 1501AIR, 1998 NG 42-10, Hyderābād, U502, 1955 NG 42-11, Mīrpur Khās, 1501C, 1982
24 NG 42-13, Karāchi, U502, 1954 NG 42-14, Tatta, 1501AIR, 1967 NG 42-15, Islāmkot, 1501C, 1981
23 NF 42-2, Lakhpat, 1501AIR, 1981

See also