We have managed to locate and make available for the "literature" section the original of the WIG
maps from 1929 „Przepisy podstawowe o sporzadzaniu map…” (core
instructions on WIG maps), which provide a descriptive specification sheet
for basic WIG map series.
Courtesy of Mr Ryszard Hubisz we have also made available a map and a
brochure by a known Polish cartographer, Franciszek Uhorczak, „Skorowidz
nazw gromad, miast i miasteczek… woj. lwowskiego, stanislawskiego i
tarnopolskiego” (Gazetteer). The gazetteer comes with a large map, which
ca be downloaded from Mapster.
We have also added a German brochure dated July 1939 including a set of
"drive-through" town plans of Poland („Stadt-Durchfahrten in Polen und
Please note: most maps have been scanned at 600 dpi, some files,
particularly large-format sheets such as Grossblatt editions, might be up
to 100 Mb.
A technical issue: we are aware of a problem with our website en-coding,
which now defaults to ISO-8859-1. The effect, in plain English, is that
some characters are replaced with illegible garbage which makes it hard or
impossible to read some portions of the text. We are working
to fix this issue.
16th June - a few more sheets from the Atlas Geologiczny Galicyi
We have received some missing sheets of the „Atlas Geologiczny Galicyji”,
from our friends in Ukraine, and from the A. Mickiewicz University in
Poznan, the following sheets: "Szczawnica", "Bochnia i Czchów",
"Wieliczka i Myślenice", "Turka", "Ustrzyki Dolne", "Pomorzany",
"Drohobycz" and "Skole". Now we are short of just two sheets ("Janów i
Biłgoraj", and "Brzozów i Sanok"); we will try to locate them over the
coming summer months.
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.