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22 April 2020 - map update
1 There has been a period since beginning of this year, when the English page of the mapywig.orgg has not been updated at all, while, in the meantime, we have added quite a few new maps. So, to catch up...

1. Courtesy of State Archive Poznań, Poland:
- approx. 20 sheets of an "Atlas" called: Silesiae id est Ducatus Silesiae (...), dated approx. 1750
- approx. 230 sheets of the German 1:25,000 soil map (Bodenschaetzungskarte)
- approx. 1500 sheets of Messtischblat (Topographische Karte), various editions, including a few interesting sheets with the max extent of a flooding (Hochwasser) in central/western Poland, following a particularly severe winter of 1939/40), as well as a few sheets with hand-added updates (Merkblatt).

2. From the Library of Congress, Washington
- approx. 100 arkuszy of a Russian & Soviet one-verst map (1:42 000) - Lithuania and (pre-WW2) north-eastern Poland. Some sheets stamped with original "Archiwum W.I.G." (WIG Archive).
- 8 sheets (incomplete) of a Russian "Topographic Map of the Vilna Gouvernment" dated 1836
- 12 sheets of the German road map of Finland (Finnland: Strassenkarte), mostly in 1:200,000. Maps come from the mil-geo publication: „Militärgeographische Angaben über Finnland” dated 1941 (the publication itself can be downloaded from the DE-literature folder.
- a few Finnish town plans from the above publication.

3. Literature - also from the collection of the Library of Congress:
- a few editions of the MITTEILUNGEN des Reichsamt für Landesaufnahme dated 1939 - 1943.
- a few brochures dated 1943/44, prepared for the eventuality of Allied's invation / landing in the Balkans (Yugoslavia and Albnia),
- „Militärgeographische Angaben über Finnland” dated 1941, already mentioned above

4. From our own collection:
- 170 sheets of the British copy (MDR 652) of Bulgarian maps, re-scaled to 1:40,000, dated 1944
- approx.140 sheets of the British map of Malta, 1:2,500 (from our own collection)

5. From McMaster University, Canada, jointly scanned by The University of Alberta, and originally most sheets from the collection of prof. Bogdan Zaborski. Some more information about him - in Polish) can be found in this PDF, courtesy of the  przez Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw.
- approx. 400 sheets of the Topographische Karte (Messtischblatt) from the area of western and central-north Poland, plus approx. 130 sheets from our own collection
- approx. 1500 sheets, British, American (and several French), covering the area of Germany within post-WW2 borders. Older edition, dated 1943 - 1944 are re-printed copies of, sometimes, rather old editions of German Topographische Karte (Messtischblatt). From 1944 onwards, most editions were updated from air photography. The series is called, interchangably (sometimes) as GSGS 4414, and AMS M 841, elsewhere GSGS 4414 (AMS M841) or AMS M841 (GSGS 4414). Several sheets prepared for and / or published by the French Service Géographique des Forces Françaises en Allemagn. Later, post-WW2 editions produced under the BAOR (British Army of the Rhine), although the bulk of the sheets are the work of AMS, for USAREUR (United States Army Europe). In time, also (west) German istitutions participated in the series, particularly the Land Survey Offfice (LSO) based in Frankfurt a.M., later incorporated into the Instituts für Erdmessung (Institute for Geodesy).

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08/02/2023 00:50
Glad to see you back, Marek!

08/25/2022 15:09
Hey, Marek! Trying to access maps at your page "Other Central European Maps, via both Chrome and Opera browsers, I get the dialog box "File not found (404 error) If you think what you'r

01/22/2022 22:50
Hello: I do Polish Genealogy. I need a topo map of Poland with major cities which I’ve never been able to find on the WEB. It should show post partition Poland with an out line of pre-partition Pola

03/21/2020 14:55
What's up, Marek? What are you working on? Hope all is OK.

01/26/2019 14:42
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12/04/2017 15:22
peut-on obtenir la carte détaillée de la frontière Est suite au traité de Brest-litovsk ? merci d'avance

09/10/2017 04:54
Can I get some guidance on the projection that WIG cartographers used on the 1 to 100,000 maps?

04/02/2017 23:15

03/17/2017 11:34
@JMisiewicz I tried to send an e-mail, but got an auto-response: "The e-mail address you entered couldn't be found" If you want to get in touch, please use e-mail (see left)

03/16/2017 18:10
I think we need to drill into this... Please check for my e-mail in your inbox! Smile