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1. We have received 7 new maps in 1: 25 000 scale from Wileńszczyzna (pre-war north-east of the country). They come from the 1920s and are somewhat unusual (in colour).

2. We have added a few German large-format (Grossblatt) copies of 1: 100 000  WIG maps, two of the three sheets added (Mińsk i Samochwałowicze) show the area east of the pre-war Poland.

Please note these sheets have been scanned bit by bit, as they are fairly large, and then joined together, so the results are far from perfect. We decided to make them available  nevertheless, as they show interesting areas.  In a few months' time we will replace them with proper scans from a large format scanner.
We have received permission from the owners of the The Museum of Family History website to publish over 30 WIG 100K map files. Since they were originally scanned on a flatbed A4 scanner and then joined together they are, at times, imperfect. However they present interesting areas of east and north-eastern pre-WW2 Poland. One of the sheets is the original (Grodno Zach) copy (until now we have only had a black-and-white war-time German copy.
The maps, marked in red, can be downloaded or viewed in the Maps 1:100 000 folder.

1. Several 25K map scans (courtesy of  Archiwalne Mapy Pomorza Gdanskiego) have been added. They show mainly various parts  of Kaszuby (what was known before the war as "the Polish corridor", west of Gdansk / Danzig). The files can be downloaded from the Maps 1: 25 000 folder

2. Two 100K sheets have been added (click on the files to open/download)

3. A new Literature section has been added. Most books are of limited use if you don't read Polish, but some files are useful nevertheless.

4. If you have ANY questions, comments, problems, please either use the shoutbox on the right (if you are a registered user) or email us.
    Please  include a word WIG anywhere in the subject of your message so that we can filter out spam.

Five new 100K high quality scans have been added. We would like to thank the person who uploaded the files.
Please note a "penalty": high image quality means larger size, in this case 13Mb - 20Mb per file.
You can download the files below or, as usual, from the Maps 1: 100 000 folder.






New maps sheets (100K) have been added:

* P42_S23_Bojanowo
* P42_S24_Rawicz
* P43_S27_Złoczew
* P43_S30_Opoczno

Thank you very much to the anonymous uploader!

If you have scanned WIG map files and would like to share them with others, please send them to us. You can use any free or commercial ftp software (total commander, etc): Log on:


host: ftp.eksploracja.hostpark.pl

login: upload@eksploracja.hostpark.pl

password: upload


Please email us if there is a problem with the upload. Note: We can NOT accept map sheets which are commercial reprints published occassionally nowadays. To do so we would have to get a permission from the rightful owners first, and this is, understandably, hardly possible.

Although the site is not fully operational we have decided to pull it out of the closet, no point wasting the transfer we have paid for. We will be working on tidying up the files and adding any new ones which have appeared since the old server has closed. Later on we will add clickable index sheets and an option to upload scanned maps.
We are also going to monitor the daily transfer to see if it does not exceed limits imposed by our host.
29. 05. 2006. Start
We have begun work on the Map Archive of the Military Geographical Institute 1919 - 1939. It is a continuation of a project by www.mapywig.obluze.net.pl which, due to technical difficulties, was suspended some time ago. We very much hope to be able to to present a complete collection of WIG maps this time.


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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
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 dtaille de la frontire Est suite au trait 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?