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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.
21 November 2010 - news
We have received, courtesy of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, over 70 sheets of WIG 1:100,000 map, mainly from the the east and north east of (pre-world war 2) Poland. You will find both new sheets for us, showing territory of the Soviet Union and Lithuania, and other editions of the sheets we already have. We can expect to receive, in the future, another 100 - 120 sheets of such editions, although no earlier than the first quarter of next year. In the meantime we need to go back to other maps, we should be able to add some new 1:25,000 and 1:300,000 WIG maps soon, followed by German and American maps.
Messtischblatt maps (mapster): We have added another 70 + scans, although only a few filled in "gaps" in the coverage, the rest are other editions of what is already available. We have approx. 70 more "other editions" to scan, but this will be done no earlier than the spring of next year. Around that time we will also, having added all the other overdue maps to the site, speak to the university of Torun library about scanning their collection.
17 October 2010 - news
We are pleased to announce that our website has been awarded a medallion minted for 90th Anniversary of Polish Army Geographic Service, for "the effort to highlight the work and achievement of the Geographic Service and, in particular the work of Polish Military Geographic Institute". You will find more information when you click the link to the right o the medallion.

Other news:
The The library of the Brigham Young Utah University, USA , has given us a kind permission to make use of their scans of German 1:25,000 maps via the Mapster platform. There are approx. 800 scans in total, of which 690 are post-WW2 copies by the Army Map Service and the rest are German originals. Combined with another 90 or so scans from our collection, this helped us to fill in large gaps in Mapster coverage. There is approx. 80 more scans to follow in the next few weeks, only a few to fill gaps, the rest are different editions of the sheets we already have.
In August we scanned approx. 800 - 1,000 other maps and we work on them to make them available. Currently some of them are available via Mapster: the 1:100,000 German Grossblatt maps and :300,000 German maps of Central and Eastern Europe. There will be many more maps to follow, but they take time to process, so please be patient.

Last, but not least, we are involved in discussions with two university libraries in Poland with a view to scan their map collections, which are both extensive and interesting. This is going to be a long-term process, but we can say that it looks... very promising.

16.07.2010 - site navigation changes
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07/01/2015 21:29
Я перепрошу
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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
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ой почте). m.z.

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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.
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11/30/2014 22:03
I downloaded this file http://www.mapywig
.org/m/K.u.K._maps
/series/075K/600dp
i/ZONE_6_COL_XXIII
_BOCHNIA_und_CZCHO
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!