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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.
As promised, we have added new sheets (229) to the 1: 100 000 map section. It is almost a complete coverage of "Kresy", east of the present-day border of Poland (a few files will be added after New Year). Approximate size is 15Mb per file.
A request: with so many files, traffic generated is going to be high (hosting limitations!). We are pretty confident we will remain within our monthly quota, but we would like to ask you to download the files and view them on your computer later, rather than click on individual files and wait until the image shows on the screen (very unlikely to happen with older computers, as the files are 600 dpi). Every time you view a map this way - you are downloading, and it counts towards the quota. Bottom line is that you might be blocking access to the file for someone who hasn't downloaded yet and we want to distribute them as widely as possible.
This is a temporary request, just to survive a (potential) rush for the files. We will try to provide alternative download sources in the next few days and weeks. If you can not access a particular file and you are absolutely desperate to have it, please email us, there are ways to transfer individual sheets.
p.s. we have had reports from users struggling to open new files (large size, large resolution). Soon I will provide brief instructions in our forum on how to downsample and reduce size of the files.
1. We are still here, somewhat snowed under in the pre-Christmas madness. A forum has been opened, as the shoutbox is clearly too restrictive. Website soft (php fusion) default settings enforced a dual forum, for both Polish and English speakers (see the flag?). Obviously you're more likely to get a reply in English if you ask your question in the English-language forum, but this is NOT an absolute restriction. You can use any language in either forum, just bear in mind you might not get much feedback if you're the only German or Russian speaking site user, for example.
2. We will be adding a lot of new maps in the next few days, approximately by 24 December.


Over 100 new scans in 1: 25 000 scale courtesy of “Archiwalne Mapy Pomorza Gdanskiego”. For the German counterparts (Messtischblatt), please see the link in the Maps 1: 25 000 folder.
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.


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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 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?