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I am looking for as detailed topographic maps for the island Samos in Greece as possible. The most detailed I could find is 331 Samos 1:50,000, which is already good, but I hope for something in the 1:25,000 range.

Are there any maps for Samos printed or digital that are so detailed?

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    The military runs the mapping in Greece, so detailed maps are often unavailable. From 2002: books.google.com/… – mkennedy Aug 31 '16 at 21:38
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    There's an answer if you combine the two comments, in order to close this question. – Burhan Khalid Sep 1 '16 at 8:11
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    @pnuts done! for what it's worth. – mkennedy Sep 8 '16 at 20:20
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The national mapping agency of Greece is part of the military, Hellenic Military Geographical Service or in Greek, Γεωγραφική Υπηρεσία Στρατού.

According to a few sources including Mark Dubin's The Dodecanese and the East Aegean Islands and The Map Shop (thanks to pnuts), large scale topographic maps are not available.

Note: Based upon working in the GIS (geographic information system) industry, countries that have mapping/geodetic agencies strongly connected to the military tend to have tighter controls on large scale maps and geodetic information.

Topographic information, including elevations, locations and identifications of buildings and roads, and bathymetric information is considered sensitive and of possible use to foreign powers.

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