Geospatial Reference Datasets

Below are a variety of downloadable geospatial reference datasets relating to Afghanistan. They range from Landsat images to topographic products and the results of airborne surveys. Some are commercially available products. Some were compiled from existing data, both historical and current. Others were assembled and/or created specifically to support USGS Projects in Afghanistan acitivities. All are accessible here at no cost.

Mineral Resource Information Packages

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Landsat
Mosaic

ETM+ Raw

The original Landsat data can be accessed through USGS Earthexplorer Landsat data collection (Earthexplorer Help)

1:250,000-Scale Quadrangle

USGS Afghanistan 1:250,000-Scale Quadrangle Map Series (Viewer)

ETM Atmospherically Corrected

6-Band ETM 1:250,000 Quads – 14.25-meter (UTM)

6-Band ETM 1:250,000 Quads – 28.5-meter (UTM)

ETM 3-Band Color Composites, Natural-Color

Mosaic

Natural-Color mosaic with overlaying district centers, major roads, country and provincial borders

Natural-Color mosaic with overlaying country and province borders

Natural-Color mosaic with no overlaying datasets

1:250,000 Quad Tiles

14.25-meter (GEO)

14.25-meter (UTM)

28.5-meter (GEO)

28.5-meter (UTM)

ETM 3-Band Color Composites, False Color (ETM Bands 742)

14.25-meter (GEO)

14.25-meter (UTM)

28.5-meter (GEO)

28.5-meter (UTM)

ASTER

The original ASTER data set for Afghanistan be accessed through the USGS Earthexplorer NASA LPDACC ASTER Collections Landsat data collection (Earthexplorer Help)

Elevation

Elevation information for Afghanistan can be accessed through the USGS Earthexplorer Digital Elevation/SRTM data set collection (Earthexplorer Help)

Geology

Afghanistan German Geology 1:500,000 (TM, Geog.)

Afghanistan Russian Geology 1:1,000,000 (TM, Geog.)

Afghanistan Russian Geology 1:500,000 (TM)

Afghanistan Russian Geology, Database and Support Documents for 1:500,000 Map

Afghanistan Russian Tectonic 1:1,000,000 (TM, Geog.)

USGS Afghanistan 1:250,000-Scale Quadrangle Map Series (Viewer)

Topography

Soviet Map Legend (English)

USGS Afghanistan 1:250,000-Scale Quadrangle Map Series (Viewer)

Soviet 1:200,000-Scale Topographic Series, indexed by USGS Quad system

Topo Quad sheets in geographic coordinate system

Topo Quad sheets projected in UTM coordinates

Mosaic of Digital Raster Soviet 1:200,000-Scale Topographic Maps of Afghanistan (USGS Data Series 131)

Airborne Geophysical and Remote Sensing Surveys

Aeromagnetic Survey in Western Afghanistan: A Web Site for Distribution of Data (USGS Open-File Report: 2006-1325)

Radiometric Survey in Western Afghanistan: A Website for Distribution of Data (USGS Open-File Report: 2007-1042)

 

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