The National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) today added Tikrit to its collection of special reference maps of Baghdad, Iraq and the Middle East. NIMA produced these maps as tools to help its public affairs office and other government public affairs offices in their efforts to discuss issues with the media and public that might be related to the area depicted. The unclassified map, also referred to by some users as a reference graphic, is suitable for reference only and should not be used for any other purpose.
Government organizations authorized to order maps from the Defense Logistics Agency can do so using NIMA stock numbers. The map will be available for public distribution in the near future from U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) by calling 1-888-ASK-USGS. The USGS is the sales agent for the public distribution of unclassified NIMA topographic map products and digital cartographic data.
An electronic version of the map is available in .JPEG, .EPS (zipped), and MrSID® formats at . Users are cautioned to use a file format and size appropriate to their hardware/software capabilities. Use of the NIMA name or seal is outlined at . NIMA is a national intelligence and combat support agency whose mission is to provide timely, relevant and accurate Geospatial Intelligence in support of our national security. Geospatial Intelligence is the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information to describe, assess and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities on the Earth. Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., NIMA has major facilities in the Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and St. Louis, Mo., areas with NIMA support teams worldwide.