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24 December 2012 - Christmas update
We have added to Mapster the following scans: 83 sheets o German  1:100,000 map (Karte des westlichen Russlands) and 84 sheets of Austro-Hungarian 1:75,000 map (Spezialkarte). all files are available in 400 dpi and 600 dpi.
Some sheets present different editions of the maps already available, but others fill in the "blanks" of the index sheets.
Nearly all German editions, and about half of the Austrian maps come from the collection of the map division of the Library of Congress, and we have received them due to hard work at the library done by  people involved in  Topographic Maps of Eastern Europe project - thank you very much!
13 December 2012 - new maps (Mapster)
We would like to thank the University of Greifswald for a permission to display scans from their map collections via Mapster. We have currently added:
358 scans of Soviet maps, scale 1:100,000, from 1930s and 1940s,
25 sheets of a 1:1 M map in the International Map of the World system
All maps are available as 300 dpi scans. 
Please note: index sheet for the 1:100,000 maps covers a large section of Europe, so it takes a long time to load!
By the end of the year we should have added  a few dozen maps to the above map sets, this time from a private collection. Early next year we plan to populate the index sheet of the Soviet 1:50,000 map with approx. 900 scans from Greifswald, and add about 50 more sheets from private collection.
4 December 2012 - new maps
166 sheets of a WIG 1:100,000 series have been added, all 300 dpi & 600 dpi (Mapster index sheet). These are older editions, dated 1920 – 1925, from private collection. Please note! - map sheets from the area of "Kresy" (Borderlands), approximately east of Pas 42, which cover the area of Russian 2-verst map (1:84 000) – do NOT exactly correspond to the later WIG editions, even though they might have the same sheet name - and the discrepancy grows the  further to the east a sheet is from the Pas 42. This WIG index sheet dated 1924 (approx. 8 MB) might help to see the issue clearly. Therefore, a list of WIG 1:100 000 maps has been split into the older editions and the newer ones. The sheets now added have been marked on this list,  available through Mapster.
Because the new sheets are based on Austrian German and Russian original maps, they might appear, at first sight, to be quite primitive. The most typical change is the updated place-names (in Polish) or Russian (Cyrillic) changed into Latin. That said,  some sheets are quite impressively redone such as a multi-colour Mir-Stołpce. These early editions, even though somewhat crude perhaps, are really valuable, as they show the area right after "Great War", as WW1 used to be known at that time. Moreover, sheets extending far into the territory of what would be the Soviet Union, mark the hamlets of Polish impoverished gentry (zaścianek, zaścianki), which disappeared from later map editions. For those familiar with Polish, the sheets offer a bewildering array of place-names which, although mostly of Polish origin, actually make no sense in contemporary Polish, and more akin to Jabberwocky, e.g. Dzirkal, Smacz, Czeremoszniki Podzisienne, Ażubel, Nunniki, Chrapunia, Ergał, Azopniki, Zaścianek Usoch (Zahibel), Uroczysko Baby-Woda, Uroczysko pod Winpiszczem, Folwark Stary Zamek-Birża, Dwór Smolgów or Błoto Lodowe Jezioro.
Two sheets of WIG 1:500,000 maps, sheets Przemyśl and Wiedeń (Vienna), have also been added, both in "temporary edition", dated summer 1939.
Another, minor update is 10 sheets of Russian 2-verst map (1:84,000) from Latvia, and one from the Ukraine (Zhytomir). A larger number of those maps can be expected next year.
29 October 2012 - an udate
We have added approx. 120 sheets of 1:25,000 maps covering mainly Western Poland and Mazowsze. The scans come courtesy of Wydział Geografii i Studiów Regionalnych Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego (Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw), and of private collectors. Most sheets are pre-WW2 editions, several are dated early 1950s (maps reprinted by W.Z.K. - Military Cartographic Works) and approx. 20 others are German editions from WW2. New maps have been marked on a list in Mapster and are also accessible via the usual index sheet.
7 September 2012 - update (Mapster)
  • Courtesy of a famous map collector, Mr David Rumsey (David Rumsay Map Collection), we have received permission to make available a full set of scans for a "flagship" Prussian map, Karte des Deutschen Reiches, in 1:100,000 scale. The sheets come from a rare, late 19th century edition of this map. The maps were professionally scanned and are available via Mapster in full resolution (600 dpi), in two variants - the original images, which show the sheets cut up and glued on a piece of cloth, as well as in a "composite" variant, where individual segments have been stitched in a graphic program. Please remember - the files are large (40 - 50 Mb), so the best way to get them is to right-click them with a mouse and "save as..." to your computer.
  • We have also received a permission from another US map collector, Mr Andrew Kapochunas (www.Lithuanianmaps.com) to show his collection of pre-1939 maps, Latvian 1:75,000 and Lithuanian 1:100,000 series. The scans are available in 300 dpi (resolution they were scanned at).
The above-mentioned maps are available on the same, non-commercial basis. We promise to forward inquiries related to potential commercial application. Alternatively, you can contact the owners directly, via web sitess mentioned above.
9 June 2012 - new maps
Just over 300 sheeets of German 1:25,000 Topographische Karte (Messtischblatt) have been added to Mapster. New sheets, marked "New" on this Mapster list, are mostly different editions of the maps already available but there are some sheets filling up the gaps too.
2 April 2012 - new maps
Courtesy of the University of Chicago Library, we have added approx. 390 sheets of a detailed W.I.G. map in 1:25,000 scale - both the list of new sheets and index sheet available in Mapster). The majority of new maps come from the area of "Kresy" (Borderlands) to the east of pre-WW2 Poland, and they are, predominantly, from 1930s. A couple of sheets are dated September 1939.
31 March 2012 - update(s)
The following map collections (links on the left) have been updated:
• Other Central European maps
• KUK (Austro-Hungarian) maps
• German maps - 1919
• German maps - 1919
• Town plans
As some files are very large (40 - 90 Mb), we would recommend to save them to the hard drive first (mouse right-click and "Save as...")
14 February 2012 - Significant Website Updates
We've applied some rather significant updates to the "machinery" that runs this site. This should make the site more secure and allow us to add new features. But, as usual, there is the chance of trouble. If you notice anything missing or not working, please notify us at email address given in the "Authors & Contact" page (link at left). We will do our best to fix the problem as quickly as possible.
1 September 2011 - map update
Today is 72th anniversary of the outbreak of World War 2. To coincide, we have added approximately 230 new sheets of 1:25,000 maps which cover west, central and south part of Poland, including the sheet we lacked previously (Westerplatte) and an older, 1926 colour edition of the Gdansk - Danzig sheet.
The new scans are the first batch of approx 1300 sheets scanned this summer which are due to be added to the collection over the next few months (next, larger batch, probably in October).
Most of the maps comes courtesy of Department of Geography, Teaching University in Krakow, Poland, who not only shared their map collection with us, but also provided substantial "logistics support" in scanning them.
New maps are available, for the time being, only via Mapster.
Unfortunately, the table (list) of 1:25,000 maps on our website is so long that the html editors we used can't cope with adding any more lines and we need to test new software, before the maps become available directly through our website. As usual, we would appreciate users' comments on any errors and problems with the new maps.
13 April 2011 - map update
We have added approximately 160 new Allied maps:

• 1:100,000 (British / American series M651 / GSGS 4416 Central Europe: Germany, Poland, Middle Danube, sheets east of the Oder River),
• 1:250,000 (British air series GSGS 4346 Central Europe), sheets (roughly) east of the Oder River,
• 1:50,000 (series M752 East Prussia), US maps from mid-1950s, showing the Kaliningrad area, formerly East Preussen (East Prussia).

All maps will be available, as usual, via Mapster index sheets. Missing 1:250,000 sheets (Warszawa, Łódź, Tilsit) should become available after summer, around September 2011. At that time we will also try to add about 100 sheets of the AMS 1:50,000 map of Poland (M753).


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

01/16/2015 18:50
Подарок для поляков: https://yadi.sk/d/
hlNPi3e8e33sE http://forum.violi

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!

09/28/2014 17:47
I am still getting the same error message (see below)

09/17/2014 21:54
all sheets around, and including Q-10 download fine. Do you still experience the problem?