A Comparative Analysis of the Soviet Military City Plans of Tel Aviv, Israel and Copenhagen, Denmark (1985)

Gad Schaffer, Stig Roar Svenningsen

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This paper presents a comparative analysis of the Soviet military city plans of Tel Aviv (Israel) and Copenhagen (Denmark), that both date from 1985. It presents a methodological framework to examine and compare the quality and completeness of thematic information included in the plans, particularly the strategically important objects (which are identified, numbered and colour coded according to their function). Our results indicate that the Soviet city plans do not include all military sites located in the areas they cover. In addition, several sites are erroneously included in the lists of strategically important objects and the lists also include obsolete information on sites that were no longer in military use. Ultimately, our analysis found no substantial difference in thematic accuracy between the two plans.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCartographic Journal
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)339–351
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sept 2023

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