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Nepal-Topo Maps — 117 Comments

  1. The map of kanchanpur is showing the area around dang..please help me for access of topo map of kanchanpur.

    • Dammar, the Nepal Survey Department has never made a map 2784 12 B–never. The area around Lumbini Zone was covered by maps assisted by JICA, which are numbered as a different series, with numbers like 105-08. The Index Map for this series of maps has the file name 0 JICA Index Map.jpg, and you should use this index map to select the map you need in the area around Lumbini Zone. Regards, MCADDeditor

    • We have been experiencing a few problems with our site recently, and are working to fix them. If you are able to connect to the site at all, you should be able to download any of the files, including the topo maps. If your problem with the maps continues, please describe the problem in detail and we will see if there is anything we can do to help. MCADDeditor

  2. Is there a way to georeference the Nepal topo map (.jpg rasters) using the kml files (also given in this website) and Google Earth? (I found out the 4 corners coordinates of the particular kml in GE, converted the saved kml to shapefile in ArcGIS 10.4.1, added the .jpg topo map and georeferenced it with respect to the 4 corners of this shapefile, but the result is always an error of around 264 m.

    • It sounds like you have a projection and datum difference between the map itself and the kml file in GE. GE is likely WGS84, while the Nepal topo maps use the Everest 1830 spheroid, and a Modified UTM projection (see the bottom of the map). If you can find a way to correct for these differences, we suppose your georeferencing would be more accurate. Good Luck, MCADDeditor

  3. Dear Sir/MS,

    I didn’t find the Topo Sheet No. 2982- 04a ,b ,c 12B on the above list. If possible, pls. send the link for mentioned Topo Sheet.

    Best Regards

  4. Dear Sir

    I didn’t find the Topo Sheet No. 2981 14 on the above list. If possible, pls. send the link for mentioned Topo Sheet.

    Best Regards
    Parvesh Kumar

  5. Dear Sir/MS,


    I didn’t find the Topo Sheet No. 2783 12B on the above list. If possible, pls. send the link for mentioned Topo Sheet.

    Best Regards

    • Dammar, you don’t find Topo Sheet 2783 12B because it doesn’t exist and was never made by the Nepal Survey Department. Instead you have to look for 104-04 in the JICA series of topo maps, which cover the South-Central area of Nepal. MCADDeditor

  6. Dear sir,
    I would like to request you if you can upload the land parcel sheet index map of Nepal. It would be great help from you.

    • We know nothing about the map you are requesting. Please give more information including the full name, date of publication, and where a copy of this map might be found. MCADDeditor

    • Please see the file “0 Nepal Topo Map Index.jpg” at the top of the list of files in the Maps / Nepal / Nepal Topo Maps section of the website. This image will show all the Nepal Topo Maps and you can pick those you need. MCADDeditor

    • Sameer: You are searching for maps in the Finn map series which do not exist and were never issued by the Nepal Survey Department. This area of Nepal, parts of Arghakanchi, Gulmi, Kapilvastu, Rupandehi, Palpa, and Nawalparasi Districts, is covered by another set of maps, issued by the Survey Department with JICA assistance, with numbers like 097-16 or 098-15. Use the file “0 JICA Index Map”, found at the top of the list of Nepal Topo Maps, to select the particular maps you need. All these JICA maps are found at the beginning of the list of Nepal Topo Maps on our site. MCADDeditor

  7. I can’t find the sheet(2688-08c, 08D, 12A 12B), so, it will be very helpful for me, if you inform me that where i can find the complete picture of Charkose jhadi or Jalthal forest. I need that for my dissertation work.

    • 2688 08C, 08D, 12A and 12B are not in Nepal at all, but somewhere in Sikkim! I think you mean 2687 instead of 2688. Please see the file “0 Nepal Topo Index.jpg” in the Nepal Topo Maps folder to help you select the files you need.

    • 2784 05A in the FinnMap series does not exist. You can find a JICA map covering the 05A area by using the index map found in the file “0 JICA Index Map.jpg”. MCADDeditor

    • The area of 2883 11 is covered by four maps of 25k scale, 2883 11 a, b, c, and d. The area of 2883 12 is covered by a single map of 50k scale. A 50k map of 2883 11 does not exist, nor a set of four 25k maps of the 2883. Sorry. MCADDeditor

    • The map 2884 3 is located entirely in Tibet, and was never published as part of the Nepal topo map series. So effectively there is no such thing as map 2884 3 in the Nepal topo map series. To see the area of your interest in considerable detail, please see Tibet Map Institute map 2884, which is available through a link from our MCADD website. MCADDeditor

  8. To have so many large scale maps immediately available to consult is an incomparable treat. Thank you very much.

    • It seems 2783 06 A,B,C,D do not exist in the Finn Map series, and instead you will have to use 098 15 and 16, and 104 03 and 04 of the JICA series. The coverage is approximately the same. MCADDeditor

  9. It is an appreciable job from which every person who take interest on the map should have benefitted. Thank you so much

  10. Visually, maps are great !! does not work while geo-referencing !!! It stretches making its useless !! Any solution for it !

      • I am unfamiliar with the term Georeferencing but does this mean that I can use the maps with GPS to view my location etc. I use Viewranger which doesn’t work with jpg maps but maybe OziExplorer does?

          • Can you help me please in Georeferncing?
            Which settings i have to use for Map Projection and Map Datum and or Map Grid?
            I tried UTM and Everest 1830 but ended up in an Map which is far away from being precise.

          • Some high-quality maps provide all the details of projection and datum used in making a particular map, and these can be used when georeferencing. However many maps omit these details, in which case one is left to guess which projections and datum were used based on the appearance of the map, and a wrong guess will result in an imprecise georeference. It is a difficult situation when the details are not provided. MCADDeditor

    • There are two sets of topo maps for Nepal–maps supported by JICA cover the area around Lumbini including all of Kapilbastu, while maps supported by the Finns cover the rest of Nepal. Complete sets of both series of maps are provided. The numbering system for the two sets of maps are different, and index maps for both sets of maps are provided in the MCADD collection. Please see the file “0 JICA Index Map.jpg” to identify the full set of maps covering Kapilbastu. MCADDeditor

  11. Recently there has been a problem with so many files being downloaded that we exceed our allowed bandwidth, and the system shuts down. We were down for four days the end of June. We suspect someone is trying to download the entire collection, and thus overloading the system. So we have put in place a restriction of five files per day per IP address, to see if this will help resolve this problem. This restriction is new, and perhaps still not working properly. We request emails from anyone experiencing problems in downloading files which do not exceed the five file daily limit. We would also like comments regarding the five file daily limit, or other ideas to improve the overall system. Best wishes, MCADDeditor.

    • धेरे राम्रो छ तर सबे कुरा भए झन राम्रो हुन्थ्यो होला!

      • Because we have an international audience, we’ve decided to no longer approve posts in languages other than English. We prefer to not have separate discussions taking place in Hindi, Nepali, Tibetan, Chinese etc. Please, in future, make all posts in English. MCADDeditor

  12. Thank you very much… Great Job..//
    But if you keep the latest updated map then.. that may be very useful..

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