MAP FOR CREATING TOURIST AND RECREATION SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES AT THE BAIKAL LAKE BANK
FGUP VostSib AGP
December, 2006 the Government of Russia has made a decision on creation of
special economic zones (OEZ) of tourist and recreational type in seven subjects
In 2009 under forecasts of tour operators sharp increase in a stream of tourists is expected. The task in front of Irkutsk cartographers is to prepare various cartographical products on OEZ territory, coasts of lake and adjoining regions of Pribaikalye and Transbaikalye in due time. In 2005 for this purpose under the initiative of the General Director at the factory a specialized division group of thematic map-making was created, by which for 2 years more than 30 maps and atlases were created (See the Exhibition). The thematic plan of unclassified products for 2007-2009 envisages publication of more 70 maps and atlases.
Considering OEZ specialization, the special place is allocated to compilation of tourist maps. Along the lake works just have started on around Baikal lake ecological foot track facility construction (design by BBPT), but our cartographers already have released some maps for footpaths: Listvyanka-Elantsy, Elantsy-Kurma, North Pribaikalye, Baikal mountains, Lake Frolikha, and also Tunkinsky Goljtsy, On Orient Sayan, etc.
popular with fans of extreme tourism is rafting along the rivers of Pribaikalye region. For them special maps are published,
where especially dangerous sections are allotted out in more large scale. These
are the river Irkut,
auto tourists we offer a map of motoring high-ways of
The maps of the
way to Baikal for the majority of tourists passes through
Diagrams on the basic routs will be made ( Irkutsk–Moscow, Irkutsk-Vladivostok) for fans of travel on railways traffic.
most popular maps are intended for the mixed tourism (foot, water, horse and
automobile itineraries) for Island Olkhon and
mapping process the modern materials are used. If it is necessary, field diagnostic study is carried
out, specialists of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations, tour
agencies are involved as consultants, etc. For example, it was done for the
wall Physical Map of the Irkutsk Oblast in scale of 1:1500
000. Not only more than 200 deposits of the basic minerals (with allocation of
unique and large), but also pipelines under construction are shown. The main
The basic characteristics of maps producted by the factory are as follows: