Home » Frequently Asked Questions


How can we visit General Command of Mapping and the Mapping Museum?

General Command of Mapping is a military security zone and visits of Nationals other than Turkish can only be planned under the permission of Turkish General Staff (TGS). Please contact your embassy in Ankara to get detailed information from TGS. 



Where can I get detailed information about the maps and other geospatial information produced by General Command of Mapping?

General Command of Mapping is the national mapping agency of Turkey responsible for production of topographic maps and other geospatial/geodetic data for defence and development purposes. Please visit our web page http://www.hgk.msb.gov.tr/english/u-1-maps.html for details.



How can I purchase the products of General Command of Mapping?

You are free to visit GCM Map Shop by any unclassified product with cash. You can also find detailed information at the web page mentioned below, under HOW TO BUY AND ORDER topic. http://www.hgk.msb.gov.tr/english/u-2-mapshop.html



How can I get price information of the products sold by General Command of Mapping?

Prices are in Turkish Currency (TL) and reviewed on a yearly basis. You can reach price information for our products at below web page:

http://www.hgk.msb.gov.tr/english/u-2-mapshop.html



I want to produce and distribute/sell maps in Turkey. From which authority should I take permission?

For this purpose, you need to send your sample products to General Command of Mapping to be checked. After getting the approval of eligibility from GCM, you can distribute/sell your charts in Turkey. For nautical charts this authority is the Office of Navigation, Hydrography and Oceanography - ONHO (www.shodb.gov.tr)



What are the international organisations GCM in relation with?

GCM is representing Turkey in International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics - IUGG (www.iugg.org), International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing - ISPRS (www.isprs.org), International Cartographic Association - ICA (www.icaci.org) and Association of National Mapping, Land Registry and Cadastral Agencies - EuroGeographics (www.eurogeographics.org) .



Dikkat!

Hava Fotoğrafı Arşiv Bilgi Sistemi uygulaması kullanımdan kaldırılmıştır. Hava Fotoğrafı Arşiv Bilgi Sistemi ile yapılan sorgulamalar, HGK-Geoportal uygulaması üzerinden yapılabilecektir. HGK-Geoportal uygulamasına ulaşmak için lütfen tıklayınız

HGK-Geoportal içerisinde; Detaylı Arama / Hava Fotoğrafı seçimlerinden sonra tarih bölümüne istediğiniz tarihleri girerek sorgulama yapabilirsiniz. Arzu ederseniz Konumsal Filtre Ekleme bölümünü ve/veya Yer Örnekleme Aralığı (örneğin, Küçüktür 0.7) bilgisini kullanarak seçiminizi daraltabilirsiniz. Fotoğraflara ait küçük öngörüntü resimleri (thumbnail) en kısa zamanda HGK-Geoportala yüklenecektir.