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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).
4 April 2011 - maps update
1 We would like to say a big "Thank you" to the the Museum of the City of Gdynia which has shared with us two interesting scans of W.I.G. maps showing the area around Gdynia in a very interesting period of 1920s, i.e. prior to and in the middle of building the city and the port.
The scans are very goo quality and at a later date will be added to the list in the relevant 1:100 00 and 1:25 000 map sub-pages, but at the moment they can be downloaded (mouse right-click and "save as..." straight from the links below
1:100 000 A30 B37 Gdynia (1927) 600 dpi

1:100 000 A30 B37 Gdynia (1927) 300 dpi
1:25 000 REJON POMORZE (275) GDYNIA ARKUSZ 15 (1926) 400 dpi


28 March 2011 - Site Problems
Sorry to say, this web site has been unavailable intermittently in the past several days. Our hosting service told us this was due to a problem (unspecified) that might take them several days to fix. As of today, the site seems OK, and we hope this is the end of the difficulties.
17 March 2011 - new German maps
April came somewhat earlier, as we have now added new German maps covering the period by the (approximately) end of WW1. "Karte des westlichen Russlands” has been covered already, now other maps types, several sheets of the 1:300,000 (Übersichtskarte von Mitteleuropa) map, 2 x 1:25,000 showing the current Polish-Belarussian border areas, and approx. 130 sheets of Reymanns Special-Karte (of Central Europe), by the Glogau publisher, Flamming, dated by 1875. Two missing sheets (Posen and Meseritz) will be scanned in summer.
4 March 2011 - Karte des westlichen Russlands
We have completed work on the latest batch of the KdwR (Karte des westlichen Russlands), which cover the area of Central and Eastern Poland, as well as the Baltics, parts of Balarus and the Ukraine. We are still missing over 100 sheets (a full set is approx 480 sheets) and we will be trying to locate them. Some of the missing sheets will be available as part of joined sheets, please note, they are large files though, approx. 40 - 70 Mb.
Within a couple of days we will also add about 10 - 20 maps showing the border area between (then) Germany and Russia.
And, from now on, the KdwR sheets will be available via mapster only (with appropriate link from our sub-pages, of course. The reason is simple, it takes a lot of time to add new scans, manually, to our table, and this time can be better spent working on other maps which we will show in April.

Link to KdwR sheets in mapster: Link
1 March 2011 - new registrations
Today for something completely different: due to the recent invasion of spambots registering on the site "en masse", and then spamming left right and centre, we have temporarily changed registration rules for new users, who, for the time being, will have to be approved by admins, until we prepare a more permanent solution. We would like to apologise for any potential delays as this temporary measure is implemented. In the meantime, please note that ALL maps are available for download without registration.
15 February - an update
Another small, but welcome update. We have, yet again, courtesy of the Brightam Young University Library, received a number of interesting scans. This time, mainly, but not exclusively, a near-complete set of WIG 1:500,000 maps, both pre-WW2 and WW2 editions. We have also got some town plans and other maps, including 1:25,000, which are always in short supply.

Mapster: index sheets are being updated, first the WIG 1:100,000 maps, to be followed by Messtischblatt with several sheets showing the area of north-east (pre-WW2) Poland (soon).
Town plans need to wait their turn, but the WIG 1:25,000 maps are available already in Mapster:

P39-S29-C DOBRZYKOW
P40-S27-F DABIE
P40-S27-G TUREK ZACHOD
P48 S30 G KRAKOW (wydanie turyst. wznowienie wcześniejszego)
P39-S27-E SOMPOLNO
P36-S40-G
P51-S32-B HANCZOWA (wyd. turystyczne)

To see those sheets, go to Mapster index sheets to the left of your message, and then change map type to "WIG - mapa szczegolowa Polski 1:25 000".
3 February 2011 - Newly added Austro-Hungarian maps
We have a pleasure to inform you, that we have just published a large
number of old Austro-Hungarian map sheets, on our sub-site "KuK
(austro-hungarian) maps" Link

1) "Administrativ Karte von den Königreichen Galizien und Lodomerien"
by von Kummerer - 37 sheets added;
2) "Specialkarte" that is the Austro-Hungarian topographical map 1:75,000
- 90 sheets added;
3) "Generalkarte von Mitteleuropa" 1:200,000 - - 1 sheet added;
4) "Generalkarte von Central-Europa" 1:300,000 - 1 sheet added;
5) "A general map of the Austrian Imperator's state with a large part of
the neighbouring countries“ („Generalkarte des österreichischen
Kaiserstaates mit einem großen Theile der angränzenden Länder“) of
1856–1859, by Josef Scheda, scale 1:576,000 - NEWLY ADDED, full set of 20 sheets;
6) Maps - schemes of the triangulation network of Austro-Hungary - 3
sheets added;
3 January 2011
A small update: 44 remaining German map, 1:200,000 (Topografische Übersichtskarte des Deutsches) and one Grossblatt 403, showing the area east of Prag, a very interesting, late (March 1945) edition.
German 200K maps are of two type, one is in colour, "For internal use only", and shows (at that time mostly unpaved) airfields, unfortunately poor quality of print makes these maps hard to read. The other type, 3-colour edition, is much cleaner and more legible, but might not include certain elements "for internal use".
In many cases we have both sheet types for the same area, so you're welcome to compare them.
24 December 2010 - Christmas
We wish you a quiet Christmas time spent, if possible, at home and with your family.
And for well-behaved children we have some presents. Enjoy.
Plan of Warsaw, dated 1932, marked as "secret", with a list of industrial and military related sites. For those users who don't shy away from the cyrilic...
Town plan of Sokal, probably pre-1918
German town plan of Pińsk, dated 1941 / 43 courtesy of www.wwii-photos-maps.com. Low resolution, but perfectly legible.
Plan of the City of Danzig, 1933. Well-worn, but legilbe and rather pretty (colour). Please note it's a large file, approx. 34 Mb.
The last variant of the Tatra mountains by WIG (Polish side of the border, mainly), scale 1:20,000,  Tatr w skali 1:20 tyś, ski edition, two sheets, zipped together 400 dpi (approx. 80 Mb) and 200 dpi, but very legible anyway (approx. 40 Mb).
Poligon Biedrusko (Firing Range north of Poznan, Poland), another variant of a WIG map, scale 1:25, dated 1928.
Four very rare sheets of Poland and Neighbouring Coutries, 1:1,000 000 (mln), made by WIG in Edinburgh, 1943.
NW WARSZAWA-POZNAN-GDYNIA
NE WARSZAWA-WILNO
SW WARSZAWA-KRAKOW
SE WARSZAWA-LWOW
Wünschelberg (Radków),at the foothills of Góry Stołowe (Table Mountains, originally, in German, Heuscheuergebirge). A nice, black&white map from 1925, scale 1:10,000, probably a re-scaled German Grundkarte in 1:5,000)
German map of Leningrad, scale 1:10,000 (the sheet shows just a small part of the city, to the north-east), based on Sovie 1:25,000 map from 1939 and German air photos approx. end of 1942.
Austrian 1:75,000 map showing the area around a town of Kraśnik, south of Lublin, eastern Poland. A large sheet showing administrative borders, date unknown, probably around 1917. A large file, approx. 45 Mb.
Tom 5 Bibljoteki Służby Geograficznej, "O sposobach przedstawiania terenu na mapach", [Vol. 5 of the Library of Geographic Service, "On the map-based terrain presentation"], in Polish, dated 1930, by kind permission from Mr Zenon Kozieł, Head of Department of Cartography, Remote Sensing and GIS, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland. File in pdf format, approx. 40 Mb. If you prefer, you can download a much lighter (approx. 4 Mb) version of the same document, in (...) dejavu format from a digital library: www.kpbc.umk.pl/dlibra

Please note that all the above files are here to stay and they will become available from their relevant sub-pages, when they get updated in 2011.

23 December 2010 - news
New maps: over 300 sheets of German maps of various scales, almost all dated 1919 - 1945. Approx. 90 scanned sheets of a German Osteuropa 1:300,000 map received courtesy of the Cartographic Archive, Faculty of Geography & Geology of the University in Poznan, the rest of the maps come from our own collections.
Nearly all new 1:300,000 which "fit" into the Mapster active index sheet as well as most 1:100,000 maps (Grossblatt & Einheitsblatt type) are available through Mapster interface. Some sheets, particularly from the area of East Prussia (Ostpreussen) are hard to get, we used British (GSGS) photolitographic reproductions made in 1943 in place of originals. Unfortunately this made them even harder to read, so we scanned them in 300 dpi only. There was not point wasting time to scan them in high resolution, provide access to much larger files, only to find out that what you can see on the map is a much larger, dark blob. Naturally, when we come across the originals we will scan them in 400 dpi.
The next batch of files to become available in January 2011 are Austro-Hungarian maps, approx. 140 - 160 sheets of various scale. We will also try to squeeze in some 60 - 70 sheets of the German 1:200,000 sheets (Topographische Uebersichtkarte) which didn't make it to this update. We will then continue with German maps in the " - 1919" section, mainly with a large backlog of Karte des westlichen Russlands and Reymann maps. After that, plenty of town plans to add, as well as Allied mapping (AMS and GSGS), some new WIG maps, also a few new Russian and Soviet maps and plenty of literature.
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06/08/2014 11:19
Thank you for pointing it out, the broken links have been fixed.

06/07/2014 12:39
A lot of the links on the German maps 1919-1945 page do not work.

10/17/2013 10:54
links to Russian and Soviet maps have been updated.

10/08/2013 10:52
thanks for the update, I have repaired all broken links now.

10/07/2013 14:23
Hi. Just pointing out that the Austo-Hungarian links are down again. Thanks for the great site.

09/15/2013 19:05
@StephanKlein: there were no "proper" 25K maps done in Poland (1920 - 1939) to cover Bolechow. More details in your inbox.

09/15/2013 15:01
How can I obtain a scan of a map that includes that town of Bolechow (coordinates are: Latitude 49.0669 degrees north, Longitude 23.8514 degrees east). I am looking for a map at 1:25,000 scale that s

09/10/2013 18:56
Hello !! I am a new member and interested in the Region of Chojnice/Konitz. Anyone here could help me in finding an address ? Thank you very much in advance...

07/15/2013 15:20
The Austro-Hungarian sub-page has been updated.

07/15/2013 09:32
Thanks for pointing it out, I'll be updating Austrian maps sub-page later today.