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17th August 2014 - Russian maps update
Up to 50 sheets of Russian 3-verst map (1:126,000) have been added, courtesy of the digital library of the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, and the Library of Congress. Also, after some painstaking effort, it hs been possible to make those maps, as well as the WW1 German variants, available through index sheets; consequently, these maps are now easily available through Mapster place-name search engine.
Several other index sheets have been created, including a mid-19th century Polish "Mapa Kwatermistrzostwa” (1:126,000) from the digital archive of the National Library, Warsaw.
5th July 2014 - Mapster update
Problems with Mapster index sheets have now been fixed.
We have added up to 50 sheets of the Austrian (KuK) "Operationskarte" 1:400,000. The 300 dpi sheets come from a digital library of the Polish Academy of Science, those at 400 dpi are from private collectors and, through help of  easteurotopo.org site, from the Library of Congress.
We have also added a few town plans: Köslin (Koszalin), Belgard (Bialogard), Sopot – all in the Pomorze (Pommern) area of Poland, Kostrzyn (Küstrin), and Klaipeda (Memel). More (many more) town plans will be made available after summer.
16th June 2014 - Mapster index sheets temporarily unavailable
We would like to apologize that Mapster index sheets are temporarily not accessible. The problem should be fixed by tomorrow morning. In the meantime, all files are available through lists (categories) of maps.
23rd May 2014 - map update
We have separated older editions of WIG 1:25,000 maps, which are divided according to the original materials (German, Austrian and Russian). These older sheets from 1920s can be found on a separate index sheet. We have added 6 new sheets of the older, and 14 sheets of the new (1930s') edition. All new scans at 600 dpi. A few dozens older type sheets from the area of former Austrian "partition" should become available by mid-summer.
Courtesy of Katedr Geologii i Geografii, Uniwersytet A. Mickiewicza Poznan, Poland, we have received  28 sheets of a German 1:25,00 soil / land valuation map dated 1940 - 1944. These maps are based on Polish 1:25,000 (WIG) maps, German Topographische Karte (Messtischblatt) and Russian verst maps. We might be able to add a larger number of sheets of this map type by end of this year.
There's been an update to the page with index sheets of WIG maps.
Semi-related news (for those with a passion for scanning large maps on a small-format scanner): Panavue, a long-standing software provider for stiching photographs (and maps) are closing down by September 2014. In the meantime they have made their flagship (enterprise) stitching software available for free. On their home page you will find a link to the download page. Installation is fast and painless, no strings attached, e.g. giving up personal data, registration, etc. Software can be installed in either English or French language version. While the interface is a bit dated, and the stiching does not always provide perfect results, this is still one of the best programs of this type available (no, they didn't pay us to say that).
28th April 2014 - Mapster update
Courtesy of the Library of Congress, through hard work of volunteers from the easteurotopo.org site, we have been able to add 280 sheets of the Russian (and Soviet) 2-verst maps (1:84,000), mainly from the territory of Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine. All sheets 600 dpi, majority dated 1922 - 1934. Several sheets available in two different editions (updates are visible on some of them). All new sheets have been marked in green ("new").
19th April 2014 - an update
67 new items in the “Literature” section. Please note some are VERY large pdf files.
10th March 2014 - an interesting website
We received a tip from one of our users about a site, and if you are interested in the history of Austro-Hungary, or Galicja / Galicia, it is definitely worth taking a look!
23 February 2014 - map update
New maps have been added in several categories:
1.    Some 100 sheets of German maps - Russland 1:100,000, from WW2, single, dual and quad-sheets. Unfortunately some of them, due to their size, did not get scanned as well as they should have (those with filename including “err”) – and these will get scanned again. Please note sheet “Shisdra” (Шиздра) of the Befestigungskarte type, from Belarus, with red overprints showing field fortifactions.
2.    Around 100 German, WW1 re-made Russian maps in the 1:126,000 scale (so-called 3-verst maps)
3.    Several sheets of the Russian WW1 re-drawn Austrian 1:75,000 scale maps of Galicia. The sheet of Tarnopol might be of particular interest due to the red-overprints to update the information on the map as of 1916.
4.    A few interesting maps by WIG, unfortunately very poor resolution, from two digital libraries: Centralna Biblioteka Wojskowa files can be seen HERE, and those from the library of the Polish Academy of Sciences are HERE.
5.    Approx. 10 copies and re-drawn copies of a Russian 3-verst (1:126,000) map by the Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny, dated early 1920s.
6.    Two original 1:126,000 maps.
7.   We keep adding and sorting new, single map and town plan scans from various sources - all files added within the last 30 days are marked in green as “New”. They have appeared in the following categories:
- Topographic and tourist maps (Polish)
- General, small scale maps (Polish)
Guidebooks (Polish)
Town plans of Central Europe

If you prefer the English version of the pages linked above, see a set of three flags at the top of each page in Mapster, where you can change language to EN or DE.
Please note: we are aware that resolution of some maps scans, particularly sourced at digital libraries, is... underwhelming. We do keep track of such items and when the same map or town plan appears elsewhere, or when we have a chance to scan it at better resolution - we do, and such poor quality scans will be replaced.
31 December 2013 - Mapster update

The final update for A.D. 2013: about 40 new maps and town plans have been made available in Mapster. Because the files are of various map types, a list of links can be viewed at the following page: Happy browsing in 2014!

2 December 2013 - Mapster update
We have added approx. 110 sheets from the German editions of 1:500,000 maps across the whole of Europe, courtesy of L'Université Paris 8, France.
We have also received some town plans from Pomorze (Ger. Pommern), e.g. Świnoujście (Swinemünde), Kołobrzeg (Kolberg) and Słupsk (Stolp), as well as a few small plans from a rather peculiar publication - a (tourist) guidebook to the German-occupied Poland ( (Baedekers Generalgouvernement, published 1943): Warszawa, Kraków, Radom and Lwów. The guidebook will be made available in a week or so.
A few new sheets of the Grossblatt / Einheitsblatt series: No 3 (Danish-German border), No 4 (Labiau, Ostpreussen, currently Kaliningrad Oblast of the Russian Federation), and No 363a - Kołki nad Stwigą. Where is, or rather was the village of Kołki? Well, you can find some hints in interesting canoeing trip reports (here and here) from a few years ago. While they are in Polish, you might try Google translate on them, you never know what you might get!
28 November 2013 - map update
All broken links on page with irregular WIG maps have been fixed. We have also added 5 new maps.
The following 27 regular WIG 1:100,000 maps have been added:
Łowicz, Warszawa Południe, Tymbark-Rabka, Tiegenort, Osieki, Malbork, Elbląg, Sztum, Grajewo, Callies, Nibork, Łeba, Swarzewo, Ujście (Ustka), Lębork, Wejherowo, Puck, Braniewo, Słupsk, Lupowo, Szarkowszczyzna, Miadzioł, Dokszyce, Wołma, Krzywicze and Kamieniec-Podolski (x 2).
They are older editions of the sheets we already have, from early 1920s. Usually they are re-printed or re-worked older maps (German, Austrian and Russian), nevertheless they are very interesting, as they might contain information no longer provided on later editions, such as the "zaścianki", small settlements of Polish impoverished gentry in the east of Poland. Also the Łowicz sheet, dated 1924, is pretty good-looking.

Mapster update:
Several dozens of Russian and Soviet maps have been added:
- 3 x 1:42,000 map (one-verst)
- 17 sheets of the Soviet 1:50,000 map, dated 1942 - 1944, mainly from central and north-east Poland.
- a few overdue 2-verst maps (1:84,000) from the collection of the University of Warsaw, Poland.
- 1 x 1:100,000 sheet from the area of Czechoslovakia (Brno).
- 2 sheets of 3-verst map (1:126,000) – very pretty, older editions, probably from approx. 1860, both 600 dpi.
- 2 sheets of the 1:200,000 maps (Ostrołęka and Johannisburg)
- a few maps in 1:500,000 and 1:1,000,000 scale.
- one, but very interesting Russian topographic map of Novye Selo, dated probably 18th or 19th century. Currently the metropolitan area of St. Petersburg, but at that time, rather famous summer resort - and more. Some information can be had in wikipedia. And a German air photo at wwwii-photos-maps.com

Also, three town-plans:
Silva: Stadtplan Berlin, probably dated 1941 – 1944
Glogau (Głogów), undated, 1:10,000.
Bahnhof Ratomka – German, WW1 topographic sketch, scale 1:5,000. The area is a few miles north-east of Minsk, Belarus.

Next update - literature - probably in a week or two. Publications mainly in German and Polish. After that we should be able to re-focus on the German WW2 maps of the Soviet Union (Russlan 1:50,000 and 1:100,000)



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10/19/2015 09:35
Привет! Некоторые
карты по этому адресу не открывают
ся http://igrek.amzp.

06/30/2015 08:10
Hello ! For me very bad English - excuse me. I ask, if possible, to give the maps of Red Army of маштабом 500 and 250 meters of square of M-36 on a web-site. Now on these maps in Ukraine do

01/17/2015 05:29
Спасибо! (я ответил по электронн
ой почте). m.z.

01/16/2015 18:50
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01/16/2015 18:37
I want to locate the Cadastral maps of the Austria Hungary administration of the area south and east of Kracow. Any sources?

01/09/2015 21:08
Hi, I want to donate to mapywig 3 scanned WWII German maps from the Osteuropa 300K series (actually 3 Zusammenfassungen with 4 maps each). Is there a contact e-mail address?

12/01/2014 14:38
p.s. red icons = very large files, i.e. 30 - 100 Mb.

12/01/2014 14:36
Certainly! All maps around "Bochnia" can be searched via mapster search feature: http://igrek.amzp.

11/30/2014 22:03
I downloaded this file http://www.mapywig
W_1899.jpg . Now I cannot find it to give to a friend of mine in England. Can you hel

09/29/2014 21:43
All clear now, thank you, I have updated the links on the "Allied" sub-page!