Mapping in Oman

FCO 8/2462 1975 Jan 01 - 1975 Dec 31

This file concerns maps, mapping and the boundaries of Oman. It contains correspondence on:

  • A request to the UK Government for assistance in establishing a Land Survey Agency, for civil and military purposes; the views of the Overseas Development Ministry and the Ministry of Defence
  • The difficulties arising from a request to the UK for past maps and documents produced by J F Walker; talks on this subject between the Minister of State David Ennals and Oman’s Ambassador to London Nasir Bin Saif Al Bu Ali; the comments of J P Bannerman of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Research Department and I T M Lucas of the Middle East Department
  • Approval for the release to Oman of a Walker document and aerial photographs
  • A request to the UK from Oman for documents related to its border with the UAE
  • A copy of a memorandum of understanding on the Oman-Yemen border signed by the former Sultan of Oman Saeed Bin Taimur and British officials D C Carden, V B F Byre, and D J McCarthy on 1 December 1965
  • The request of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (PDRY) for maps and documents concerning their borders; permission from Oman to release the documents to PDRY
  • Reports from Mahdi Al Tajir of a request to Oman from Saudi Arabia for Indian Ocean access south of Muscat in exchange for cash and territory
  • An RAF survey flight over Simba [Sarfayt]
  • A request for maps of Oman by Beatrice de Cardi, formerly of the Council for British Archaeology
  • A 1:500,000 map of western Oman and eastern Yemen