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Basic geological cartography
:: Cartography >> geological cartography >> Basic geological cartography
 

 The national territory is covered by two basic topographical scales. The first of which scales is 1/50000, which covers the north region, center and the coast with 128 breaks. The second scale covers the south region and corresponds to 55 breaks without taking into consideration the eastern erg, which is covered by sandy dunes.

 The basic geological cartography has started with the geological survey of Kassrine n°84 in 1945.

Before the independence (1956), 16 maps in 1/50000 scale were drawn and published.

 From 1956 to 1987, 30 maps were drawn. In 1969, the first basic geologic map was edited in Tunisia.

 The launching of the south-, center-, and coast- cartography projects allowed the cartography of 55 maps in addition.

 The 2016-cartography state is presented as follows :

Scale 1/50 000

Nb of topo. maps

Nb of fulfilled maps

Coverage rate

North

59

55

95%

Center

37

27

66%

Coast

32

20

60%

Total

128

102

80%

Scale 1/100 000

South

55

30

55%

Overall

183

132

70%

The state of mapping completion of basic geological maps and work 2016 program
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First geological map database
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