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The U. S. Geological Survey has recently completed a series of new topographic maps of Micronesia in cooperation with the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Federal agency administering the islands. Monocolor 1:10,000-scale manuscripts were compiled, from which 1:25,000-scale metric quadrangles were derived with symbology consistent with USGS quadrangle mapping. The publication of these new maps coincides with the impending political changes resulting from self-determination referendums held in Micronesia. Local sources have helped considerably with field logistics and resolution of geographic name controversies. Technical aspects of this project included development of tropical feature symbology, location of cadastral subdivisions and associated boundaries and mapping of many outlying coral reefs.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Year Published 1984
Language English
Publisher American Congress on Surveying & Mapping
Publisher location Falls Church, VA, USA
Larger Work Title Technical Papers of the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping
First page 341
Last page 350
Conference Title Technical Papers of the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping.
Conference Location Washington, DC, USA
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