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4th June 2015 - new maps for the "Atlas Geologiczny Galicji"
With help of the academics from the Uniwersytet Śląski, Poland, we
have received permission to complement the existing collection of Atlas
Geologiczny Galicji, with extra sheets, which can be downloaded from
the index sheet, or a list. All files are 600 dpi.
Now, only nine sheets of this map type are required (plus two never
published) to make the set complete. We will try to acquire them from
We have received, from the collection
of the Uniwersity of Illinois Library
several sheets of a rare, German 1:50,000 map (Deutsche Karte),
covering, in a crescent shape, some areas of western Poland. All sheets have been scanned at 400 dpi
resolution. Please note, that while we have received a
permission to use the scans for non-commercial purposes on the
Internet, the university imposes certain restriction, i.e. licencing
fees on some use of the materials, e.g. in publications. The list of
these fees is available in
the pdf document
and can also be found in the each file's "datasheet" on Mapster.
20th March 2015 - some maps will be unavailable (1 - 2 days)
For the next day or two, as we will be tidying up the collection of
Grossblatt / Einheitsblatt maps (German 1:100,000 joint sheets), most
of those maps will be unavailable. We will try to re-activate them by
end of this weekend.
25th March upadate: all the Grossblatt /
Einheitsblatt scans are now ready. We have updated publishers,
publication dates and file names, to make them consistent. Also, a few
sheets have been added.
We would like to introduce, with some
delay, new maps:
- from cartographic collections in New Zealand, 42 sheets of W.I.G. 1:100,000 tactical map, 600
dpi. They are black-and-white reproductions of original maps evacuated
from Poland to the West in September 1939. Reproductions were issued in
1942 by the Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny based, by that time, in
This edition is nearly identical to the original, pre-WW2 edition,
although different reproduction technology was used, and some older
sheets, originally from 1920s, were given WIG grid lines. It is worth
paying attention to the original publication dated at the centre of the
bottom margin as, in some cases, reproductions are based on later
editions than the maps available in our main index sheet.
- courtesy of biblioteki Wells Library Map Collections,
Indiana University, some 750 sheets of a 1:50,000 Soviet map
(600 dpi) have been added. The sheets partly coincide with the earlier
scans obtained from the German University of Greifswald, but quite a
large number of sheets complement the coverage.
- courtesy of The Library of Congress, with
help from our partners at easteurotopo.org, we have
received a new batch of 3-verst maps, of which a majority are Russian and Soviet originals,
and the rest are German reproductions from WW1.
- several new town plans from the Library of Congress, mainly covering European part of Russia,
including some post-WW2, town plans of Moscow, Leningrad, Odessa,
possibly produced by the CIA, and one, interesting war-time, German plan of a Ukrainian city of Stalino,
currently well-known under a different name of Donetsk.
We have added some 160
town plans from the digital library of the University of Wroclaw.
Unfortunately, as most digital libraries do not provide direct access
to scanned material (jpg), instead embaring on a convoluted on-line
viewing options (java, zoomify, etc), we are unable to determine the
resolution of scanned images, consequently this information is not
available in the file metadata, displaying, instead, resolution of 75
dpi or 96 dpi. We have been informed that they were scanned in a range
of resolutions ranging from 300 to 600 dpi.
The easiest way to find out which plans are new, is to visit the lists,
rather than index sheets of Mapster, as all new material is labelled
accordingly (in green):
Over 70 new Russian and
Soviet maps have been added from the map collection of Geography Department of the
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. There are some
40 sheets of the one-verst map (1:42,000)
and several sheets of the two-verst map (1:84,000),
as well as several sheets of the Soviet
1:25,000 map. Please note that while the dating
is accurate, it refers to the date of print, but the map can display
information and situation several dozens years prior to that date! This
refers, in particular, to the one-verst sheets covering the (then)
Polish eastern borderlands (Kresy), which are based on
Tsarist survey data, Polish 1:100,000 maps by W.I.G. and intelligence
reports, rather than, for obvious reasons, the latest field survey
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