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New maps to aid development of Chilean cities

Chile: The National Geographic Institute (IGN), Chile unveiled official maps of Tacna and Moquegua on a scale of 1:25,000. The maps will help in the socioeconomic development of the country”s south region.

Details regarding the topography, hydrography, vegetation, roads, nature reserves, mining and oil areas, farmland, towns, urban buildings, etc are presented in the 208 sheets.

The head of the institution, General Pedro Arturo Chocano explained that all this information will be useful for the authorities of the central government, regional and local for planning and executing public and private investment.

“Knowledge of the territory will help in identifying and implementing mining, port, energy and agricultural projects”, he explained.

It will also help in construction of roads, bridges, schools, health posts, rural electrification, development of natural resources, development of cadastral registration for urban and rural property.

Source: Peru National