Topographic Maps of Pakistan

citypulseproudly presents the Geo-referenced Topographic Maps of whole Pakistan free of cost. These topo-sheets have been originally taken from the University of Texas Libraries in July 2009. These are developed by U.S. Army Map Service, 1955 under  Series U502 and are available at 1:250,000.

Below is a reference sheet taken from the above mentioned site.

Reference Sheet














In University of Texas Libraries, these maps are available in .jpg picture format. A screen shot for area around Lahore is below:












The citypulse Team  have geo-referenced them and saved along with .gmw file to be viewed by Global Mapper. You may directly download from the library link or Contact Us for geo-referenced file.

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GIS Map of Lahore (ESRI format)

PKMAPS is a small community of mapping enthusiasts (all over the world) choosing to map Pakistan and share data for free on the internet. They develop maps for GPS or navigators for providing aid in navigation across the Pakistan.

Here, we are using their gps maps to prepare ESRI format shape files, that can be used in GIS software like ArcGIS and Arcview for various analysis and applications for urban planning. Hence expanding the area of application for those maps.

We are presenting a map of Lahore city containing line, point and polygonal features. Coverage and Road hierarchy is visible even from the picture below.image












Points Shape File:

About 1082 places of interest are identified and categories as Hospitals, banks, graveyards, libraries, parks, schools, restaurants, shopping centers, stadiums, amusement centers, landmarks and swimming areas etc.

Lines Shape File:

This layer includes 8418 line features which represent arterial roads, collector roads, residential streets, major highways, alleys, railway routes, airport runways, and water streams. 643 features are identified with their names as well.

Polygones Shape File:

This map layer carries 754 polygones showing city parks, lakes, orchards or plantations, housing schemes or institution boundaries and other polygonal features.Location names are updated for 690 features.

Screen shot below shows a zoom in view where all points, lines and polygonal features can be seen with the level of detail. image










                            .::Special thanks to PKMAPS, smkhan and Faisal::.