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I'm on the lookout for GIS data for the Cayman Islands that I can use to produce a basic tourist map. Roads and land cover would do the trick, but I'd settle for a high-quality reference map. The best I could find was an '83 Russian map, 1:500k, from Eastview Cartographic. Anybody else have a suggestion?
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I'm on the lookout for GIS data for the Cayman Islands that I can use to produce a basic tourist map. Roads and land cover would do the trick, but I'd settle for a high-quality reference map. The best I could find was an '83 Russian map, 1:500k, from Eastview Cartographic. Anybody else have a suggestion?

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I would suggest a couple of options. Omni map (http://www.omnimap.c...nt/caymanis.htm) has topo and tourist maps at 1:50000. I would also suggest downloading the pansharpened Landsat 7 tile for the Cayman Islands. I looked at it and you can really make out roads on the imagery as well as the reef boundaries (https://zulu.ssc.nasa.gov/mrsid). The imagery is good to 1:70000 and makes an excellent basemap.

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I would suggest a couple of options. Omni map (http://www.omnimap.c...nt/caymanis.htm) has topo and tourist maps at 1:50000. I would also suggest downloading the pansharpened Landsat 7 tile for the Cayman Islands. I looked at it and you can really make out roads on the imagery as well as the reef boundaries (https://zulu.ssc.nasa.gov/mrsid). The imagery is good to 1:70000 and makes an excellent basemap.

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Thanks Bruce, I'll check that out. The Landsat imagery sounds promising.
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Hans,

What about the Land & Survey Department for the government? Just a quick look on their page, and it looks like they make some data available.
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David,

Yeah, I had found those as well and they certainly do make 'maps' available... At $20.000 per year... Although I'm guessing that also includes cadastral data. Since there's no preview available, I have no idea what kind of maps/data this involves.
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David,

Yeah, I had found those as well and they certainly do make 'maps' available... At $20.000 per year... Although I'm guessing that also includes cadastral data. Since there's no preview available, I have no idea what kind of maps/data this involves.

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Yikes! I didn't read that far into the page.
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Oh yeah, I'm guessing those are Cayman dollars too... 1 US$ = 0.8 Cayman $...
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I volunteer to go there to do field research for half that amount. how about that?
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Hugo,

Sorry, I got first dibs on field research :P
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