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14 December 2007 - update
1. The institution we approached some time ago for a permission to scan a large number of their maps has turned us down.
2. We have scanned approx 1000 of our own maps of various types and scales. As it will take some time to process the files and they will be added continuously, rather than in bulk, we will not be able to announce every single map added, please check sub-pages from time to time. Most of the new maps are new, others are old files, but re-scanned for better quality. We will make it clear what is new and what is a replacement.
3. Slowly, but surely, we will tidy up the "other maps" folder, sorting the files and providing additional information. We have begun with German maps and added a city plans folder, to be reworked and expanded.
4. Last but not least, the Mapster interface has been updated with English and German version and the map index pages open faster.
1 september 2007 - update
1 September 1939, the outbreak of the Second World War, one of the few anniversaries we consider worth remembering.

Several new 1:300 000 scans have been added, we are working towards the full list, it should be near complete within the next weeks.
20 July 2007 - an update
A link to the database of place-names (run by our friends) has been provided, see the panel to the left (bottom).

The main map folder (1:100 000) has been updated - both 300 and 600 dpi files brought together, plus some extra information on the maps themselves (edition, type, year, etc).
As we are due to receive nearly 100 new of those maps, but only in 300 dpi, the links in the main folder reflect this, i.e. you will see the links but no maps YET. We will have the maps ready in the next few weeks, please bear with us.

Two more WIG maps (1:300K) have been added, we expect to have them all (approx 30 sheets in total) available mid-September.

We are awaiting a decision from a certain archive/museum on whether we can scan their entire map collection (approx 2000 - 3000 maps, WIG and others from Central and Eastern Europe). This would obviously make quite a comprehensive collection to say the least. Fingers crossed.
3 July 2007 - a few maps added
6 colour maps by WIG in 1:25 000 scale (area around Terespol / Brzesc (Brest), plus one double scan of Bydgoszcz in the same scale have been added to the file list. The sheets in colour come from mid-1920s, hence the irregular titles.
29 June 2007 - place name search
Our friends from the site Archiwum Map Zachodniej Polski have created a place-name search tool based on a US database, cross-referenced with maps available through all three partner sites, i.e. mapy.eksploracja.pl, mapy.amzp.pl, mapywig.org. and with a link to the current situation as displayed by googlemaps.
Database active at the moment includes place-names found within the current borders of Poland, Lithuania, Belaurs and Ukraine (other countries covered by the maps on our sites will follow). The database will be developed and new elements added (English interface, map calibration files, location of smaller villages, alternative place-names  and other maps). The files are LARGE - when a map is selected, the left click on the icon is to crash your browser (most likely outcome), the right click saves the file to a destination of your choosing on your computer.
In the process of preparing the project, our friends also created an index of WIG maps in 1:100 000 scale  (these are the maps listed in the Maps 1:100 000 folder on our site in 600 dpi resolution). The index can be slightly out of date at times due to a lag between us adding new files and our friends updating the index. If any files don't load, please come back to our site for the latest links.
The project includes other multisheet maps of Central and Eastern Europe in various scales, to reload them please enable java and press F5 if the site appears not to respond.
13 May 2007
1. Several new maps have been added to "other maps" folder
07 April 2007

1. Four 100K sheets have been added: "Mosty" and "Wiazanowiec" are earlier editions (mid 1920s) of the sheets we have already got. "Brzesc" is a WW2-time German colour version of a 1930 Polish edition, "Vranow" is a sheet "For internal use only" from Czechoslovakia. All of them are high-res images (approx 15 - 20 Mb), but imperfect (A4-scanned, then stitched). We will replace them with better ones when we have them re-scanned on a large format scanner (approx June). The files added have been marked with bold dark red font.
2. We have received 21 sheets "Wylacznie do uzytku sluzbowego" (for internal use only, in other words "confidential"), showing areas east of the pre-ww2 eastern border of Poland (i.e. territory of the Soviet Union). They are very rare and thus interesting sheets, temporarily only in low-resolution (approx 2Mb each file). We do hope to have them re-scanned (at 600 dpi) and put up on the site within the next month. The files added have been marked in bold, dark blue font.
3. "Other maps". It looks like finally all links to the files work. In the next few days we will add another couple of files; the list is growing and perhaps becomes a bit too confusing, we will try to organize the "other maps" by their origin or function.
11 March 2007
Solution discussed in the previous message (jpg optim.zip) can be downloaded HERE
Instructions inside.
The information relates ONLY to the WIG maps in 1:100 000 scale:
If you need to download a large number of those maps (or all of them) we would appreciate if you could put it on hold for the next 24 hrs. It will take us that long to modify the existing jpg scans to make them open quicker (they're too memory-intensive, which most users have probably noticed, to say the least). If you need to download any of those files within the next 24 hrs and if the download fails, please try again in the next few minutes (approx 10 min).
Information for people who have already downloaded some or all 1:100 000 WIG maps: in the next 48 hrs we will provide a small zipped batch converter (plus instructions) on how to turn the jpgs files you already have got (progressive jpg) into a "normal" jpg. The resulting files will be about 10% larger, BUT less processor and memory intensive, in other words, they will open quicker.
We would like to apologize for this problem and we do hope the result will be satisfactory to all the people who have struggled with the last 3 batches of WIG maps posted since 24 December 2006.
We are very grateful to Jacek, who runs a friendly www.mapy.amzp.pl site for pointing out the problem and supplying the solution.
22 February 2007
The last bulk pack (112 sheets) of 100K WIG tactical maps is available now, temporarily on a separate page, HERE. The rest of the 100K maps  in their regular  folder. As usual, we would be grateful for any comments on broken file links, mis-labeled sheets, poor quality, etc.
Since we now have almost complete coverage of the 100K sheets  ( we are approximately 12 short),  we will focus on: providing more user-friendly map access, completing  the 300K coverage and getting more 25K maps.
22 January 2007
We have added over 100 sheet in 100K scale (the usual folder). Plus several new maps and city plans, temporarily only via Polish-language page "Inne mapy":
24 January 2007: update:
"Other maps" link has been added to the panel on the left (below "Index sheets" link). You can also go straight from here.


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

01/26/2019 14:42
Hi: Are there any other maps showing parishes such as: Andrzej Tomczak Siec parafialna Wojewoddztwa pomorskiego Okregu bytowskiego I leborskiego W drugiej polowie xvi wieku Skala 1:300. Thanks

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

03/09/2017 16:41
Hello Marek. I am referring to the Ossada settlements created by Marshal Pilsudski in the Kresy after the 1920 Polish-Soviet war. I am hoping that there exists a map showing the location of these Ossa

03/02/2017 17:27
"Ossadas" is a very generic name (settlements), likewise "Kresy" which stretch from current Lithuania down to Ukraine. Anything more specific?

02/25/2017 11:49
Dzień dobry Marek. Czy Archive mają żadnych mapy przedstawiając
e lokalizację Ossadas w staropolskim Kressy (sprzed wojny)? Dziękuję, Julian.