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Various, irregular maps produced by the Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny (until 1921: Instytut Wojskowo-Geograficzny). The maps are sorted by their publication date.
Last update: 28 November 2013. New files marked with a +


1920 - 1922

Please note: maps reprinted and re-worked by WIG from the earlier, Russian editions, such as the 1:126,000 maps, or Austrian 1:200,000 maps, will be re-allocated to appropriate index sheets on Mapster (by end of 2013).

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1921 (?)
"The Republic of Poland and Neighbouring Coutries" - New scan of the maps we have had for quite some time, this scan from the collection of Podlaska Biblioteka Cyfrowa. Very good quality and resolution. Scale :1 1 000 000, printed by Instytut Wojskowo-Geograficzny. File size approx. 37 Mb
RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA I KRAJE OŚCIENNE

The same map, incomplete (one top-left section missing).
RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA I KRAJE OSCIENNE

1923
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Road map of Poland 1:300,000. Currently we only have one sheet (Warsaw). File size 42 Mb
Mapa samochodowa Polski 1:300 000, arkusz Warszawa (42 Mb)


1924

Topographic map of the Warsaw surroundings, scale:1:100,000
An attractive-looking and interesting map, based on earlier, German editions of "Karte des westlichen Russlands", but in colour, and updated. The maps covers quite a large area around the city of Warsaw. Please note the file size approx. 55 Mb.
MAPA TOPOGRAFICZNA OKOLIC WARSZAWY

Town plan of Warsaw, scale 1:20,000, file size approx. 18 Mb
PLAN M. ST.WARSZAWY

1925

Excercise Ground Biedrusko (north of Poznan). Scale 1:25,000. There are two, very similar editions of this map, both dated 1925, both based on an erlier, German 1:25,000 map. Please note one more editions from 1945 at the bottom of the page.
23 Mb (each file)
OBÓZ ĆWICZEBNY BIEDRUSKO WYDANIE PROWIZORYCZNE TYLKO DO UŻYTKU SŁUŻBOWEGO

OBÓZ ĆWICZEBNY BIEDRUSKO WYDANIE PROWIZORYCZNE

1927

Map of what was artillery firing ground, scale 1:50,000, re-scaled and somewhat re-worked 1:100,000 map based on the earlier, German edition of "Karte des westlichen Russland". 400 dpi, 16.9 Mb
Mosty - Rozanka - Duze Siolo

1928

Rembertow Military Training Ground. Exact sheet title is unknown, due to trimmed margins. A very interesting map, a merger of an older, and newer survey. Scale: 1:25,000, 25Mb. Another edition was produced in 1929, available further down.
Poligon Rembertow


Another edition of Biedrusko Training Ground map, scale 1:25,000, file size approx. 19 Mb.
OBÓZ ĆWICZEBNY BIEDRUSKO WYD. PROWIZORYCZNE


1929

Rembertow Training Ground, 1:25,000, 400 dpi, 15.8 Mb
OBÓZ ĆWICZEBNY REMBERTÓW


"Multi-army patrolling [ski] race". A reproduction of an earlier, Austro-Hungarian map, and a profile of a cross-country ski race route, includes an authograph (unknown).
MIĘDZYARMIJNY BIEG PATROLOWY

Joint sheet of the regular WIG 1:100,000 map from Eastern Poland, title: "ANNEX TO THE TACTICAL TASKS WORKBOOK NO X”. The map covers the area of the following regular WIG 1:100,000 maps: bottom half (approximately) of sheets: P47 S40 Beresteczko and P47 S41 Dubno, full coverage of sheets P48 S40 Brody abd P48 S41 Krzemieniec, and, approximately, top half of the sheets: P49 S40 Złoczów and P49 S41 Załośce
ZAŁĄCZNIK DO ZESZYTU No X ZADAN TAKTYCZNYCH 400 dpi, 35 Mb
ZAŁĄCZNIK DO ZESZYTU No X ZADAN TAKTYCZNYCH 600 dpi 62 Mb

Plan of the Torczyn area An annex to an unknown publication:
Plan obszaru Torczyna 1:25 000 (300 dpi)
Plan obszaru Torczyna 1:25 000 (600 dpi)

The map of the Krakow [historical] voivodship of the Great Sejm" (Four Year Sejm, i.e. between 1788 - 1792). The map was accompanied by a booklet, which we don't have as (as of end of 2012).
Scale 1:200,000, 400 dpi, 25.3 Mb
MAPA WOJEWÓDZTWA KRAKOWSKIEGO W DOBIE SEJMU CZTEROLETNIEGO 1788 - 1792

Inland Revenue Map of the Republic of Poland, 12.1 MB, 400 dpi
MAPA SKARBOWA RZECZYPOSPOLITEJ POLSKIEJ 1: 1 000 000
Courtesy of Mr Ryszard Hubisz

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Double sheet of the regular 1:100,000 WIG map,(Rożanka – Mosty), dated 1929
PAS 34, 35 SŁUP 39 RÓŻANKA, MOSTY (300 dpi)
PAS 34, 35 SŁUP 39 RÓŻANKA, MOSTY (600 dpi)

1930


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An appendix map to a military study of the Polish-Soviet conflict of 1920. Volume 10 Lida battles (T10 Bój Pod Lidą). 26 Mb, 600 dpi.
Mapa Taktyczna Obszaru Lidy

1931

Stronghold (fort) Zahorce). Currently called Tarakanówka (near Dubno, Ukraine). Survey done by end of 1931, map printed in 1932.
Please note it's a very large map (120 cm x 90 cm) and the scale is 1:2,500 (no typo, 1 cm = 25 m.

Monochrome scan. Map cleaned and converted, resolution of 300 ppi. Compressed TIF file in shades of gray - about 15 MB.
Fort ZAHORCE i okolice, 1932

Color scan. Scan RGB (with all the discolorations and flaws), resolution of 150 ppi.
Fort ZAHORCE i okolice, 1932

Large, 300 dpi scan in tif format is also available (40 Mb). PLEASE NOTE. When de-compressed, the file is approx. 450 Mb.

1933

"Złoczów, Załośce, Zborów, Tarnopol", joint 1:100,000 maps. A large sheet, probably an annex to a military training publication (Tactical Tasks), „Zal. do Zadań Taktycznych”.
400 dpi (28 Mb),
Arkusz zbiorczy Złoczów, Załośce, Zborów, Tarnopol

600 dpi (50 Mb)
Arkusz zbiorczy Złoczów, Załośce, Zborów, Tarnopol

Triangulation network of Poland (French title)
RESEAU TRIANGULATION DE LA POLOGNE (SIEĆ TRIANGULACYJNA POLSKI) 1: 2 000 000
6.5 MB

1934

"Region Grodno-Wschod". A 1:25,000 WIG military map showing the area east of Grodno (Grodna, currently Belarus), probably an artillery and training range. The map covers the following sections of WIG 1:25,000 maps (itself falling into the area of 1:100,000 P34 S37 map): the right half of the “A” sheet, the left 2/3 of the “B” sheet, the (almost) right half of the “D” sheet and the left two-third of the “E” sheet. File details: 300 dpi, 19 Mb
REJON GRODNO-WSCHOD

Flagship map of the Republic of Poland, by WIG, edition A (hipsometric), 1:1 000 000
MAPA RZECZYPOSPOLITEJ POLSKIEJ 1:1 000 000, wydanie A

A so-called "blank map", the background / outlines of the above map was used for drawing other maps, on ad-hoc basis. Two such maps, showing military-sensitive industrial plants are presented below.
MAPA SCHEMATYCZNA POLSKI Z GRANICAMI D.O.K. i P.K.U.
50 MB

MAPA SCHEMATYCZNA POLSKI Z GRANICAMI D.O.K. i P.K.U. (ver 2, incomplete)
23,5 MB

1935

One of very few WIG maps in 1:50,000 scale, 300 dpi showing Torun (Thorn) and adjacent area.
MAPA TOPOGRAFICZNA POLSKI 1:50 000 TORUN,

1:10,000 scale map, an enlarged section o 1:25,000, published for the 1935 National Scounting Event in Spala (central Poland). 400 dpi, 18.2 Mb.
Spała 1:10 000

"North-east Poland". A map included with vol 1 of the 4-volume (planned) publication "Guidebook to Poland": "Przewodnik po Polsce w 4 tomach. Tom I - Polska Północno-Wschodnia". Only two volumes were produced by the outbreak of WW2.
The map, again, based on 1934 WIG maps, albeit simplified, scale 1:1 000 000, 400 dpi.
Polska północno-wschodnia

1936

Map of Liberia", from the times when politicians in Poland were dreaming about Poland's own colonies in far-flung areas of the world.
MAPA LIBERJI
400 dpi, colour, 5.5 Mb

South-east Poland". Again, a part of the WIG map (The Republic of Poland), added to vol. 2 of the "Guidebook to Poland" (“Przewodnik po Polsce”) by the Związek Polskich Towarzystw Turystycznych (Board of Polish Tourist Associations). The scan courtesy of Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah, USA. Scale  1: 1 000,000, 400 dpi.
POLSKA POŁUDNIOWO-WSCHODNIA

Triangulation network of Poland, 1:2,000,000
SIEĆ TRIANGULACYJNA POLSKI 1:2 000 000
12.6 Mb

1937

Tourist map of Rabka and its surrounding, scale 1:10,000

FOTOGRAMETRYCZNA MAPA RABKI i OKOLIC L sheet
FOTOGRAMETRYCZNA MAPA RABKI i OKOLIC R sheet

"On the train of the 2nd Brigade, Polish Legions", showing what was then the south-eastern corner of Poland, the mountain ranges of Czarnohora and Gorgany. The guide book (“Szlakiem II brygady Legionow Polskich w Karpatach Wschodnich”) included two maps, of which one is available (300 dpi).
Mapa Gorgany Szlakiem II brygady Legionow Polskich

"Pieniny Range. Photogrammetric map".
Pieniny. Mapa Fotogrametryczna. Wydanie Turystyczne (200 dpi)
Pieniny. Mapa Fotogrametryczna. Wydanie Turystyczne (400 dpi)
Pieniny. Mapa Fotogrametryczna. Wydanie Turystyczne (600 dpi)


1938

A map from 1938 showing one of the Greenland's glaciers surveyed during one of the scientific expeditions, co-run by WIG). 600 dpi, approx. 20 Mb, colour

GRENLANDIA ZACHODNIA - WEST GREENLAND (400 dpi)
GRENLANDIA ZACHODNIA - WEST GREENLAND (600 dpi)

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Map of the Tatra National Park in the scale 1:20 000, regarded as one of the important accomplishments of WIG. A double-sheet edition (L = lewy = left, P = prawy= right). As the files, even reduced to 400 dpi, are large (approx. 29 Mb each), you can choose a 300 dpi version (2 x 18 Mb) instead. More than sufficient for detail and easier to manipulate. 400 dpi (2 x 29 Mb)

400 dpi (2 x 29 MB)
FOTOGRAMETRYCZNA MAPA PARKU NARODOWEGO (TATRY CZĘŚĆ POLSKA) - arkusz lewy, L
FOTOGRAMETRYCZNA MAPA PARKU NARODOWEGO (TATRY CZĘŚĆ POLSKA) - arkusz prawy, P

300 dpi (2 x 18MB)
FOTOGRAMETRYCZNA MAPA PARKU NARODOWEGO (TATRY CZĘŚĆ POLSKA) - arkusz lewy, L
FOTOGRAMETRYCZNA MAPA PARKU NARODOWEGO (TATRY CZĘŚĆ POLSKA) - arkusz prawy, P

Tourist edition of the same map from 1938, 400 dpi, large file (46 Mb each)
MAPA TATR (CZĘŚĆ POLSKA) wydanie A turystyczne (arkusz lewy, L)
MAPA TATR (CZĘŚĆ POLSKA) wydanie A turystyczne (arkusz prawy, P)

and 200 dpi:
MAPA TATR (CZĘŚĆ POLSKA) wydanie A turystyczne (arkusz lewy, L)
MAPA TATR (CZĘŚĆ POLSKA) wydanie A turystyczne (arkusz prawy, P)


Edition for skiers, 400 dpi
TATRY CZĘŚĆ POLSKA WYD. NARCIARSKIE (arkusz lewy, L)
TATRY CZĘŚĆ POLSKA WYD. NARCIARSKIE (arkusz prawy, P)

200 dpi
TATRY CZĘŚĆ POLSKA WYD. NARCIARSKIE (arkusz lewy)
TATRY CZĘŚĆ POLSKA WYD. NARCIARSKIE (arkusz prawy)


Geology maps based on WIG 1:100,000 maps

OGÓLNA MAPA GEOLOGICZNA POLSKI ARKUSZ 2 SKOLE

OGÓLNA MAPA GEOLOGICZNA POLSKI ARKUSZ 3 NADWORNA

OGÓLNA MAPA GEOLOGICZNA POLSKI ARKUSZ 4 KIELCE

1939

Map of Poland, signed by "LIGA POPIERANIA TURYSTYKI - POLSKIE KOLEJE PAŃSTWOWE, 1: 2 000 000, druk WOJSKOWEGO INSTYTUTU GEOGRAFICZNEGO, WARSZAWA 1938 R.
400 dpi, ok 20MB, quality of scan not very good though
POLSKA POLOGNE - POLAND - POLEN

"Basic Levelling network of Poland". A map from the Catalogue of Altitutude Points" („Katalog Wysokości”) published by the Ministry of Transport (Ministerstwo Komunikacji). The whole publication available in the "literature" section of mapywig.org
PODSTAWOWA SIEĆ NIWELACYJNA POLSKI 1: 2 000 000
9.6 Mb

"Basic Levelling network of Poland".
SIEĆ NIWELACYJNA POLSKI 1: 1 000 000
1.6 Mb

"Triangulation network of 1st order in Poland"
SIEĆ TRIANGULACYJNA I RZĘDU POLSKI 1:2 000 000
2.3 Mb

1945

"Battle of Monte Cassino. Artillery fire. Drawing No 14. Special Edition. May 1945. Scale 1:25,000, based on the British GSGS edition.
The map is, strictly speaking unrelated to WIG, as it was prepared by the Polish 12th Geographical Company, a part of Polish II Corpse (in Italy) of Polish Armed Forces. We will be able to add a few more sheets from this map type, original 1:50,000 edition dated 1944 (by end of 2013)
ITALIA 1:25 000 CASSINO-PIEDIMONTE WYDANIE SPECJALNE 1945 300dpi (3.8 Mb)
ITALIA 1:25 000 CASSINO-PIEDIMONTE WYDANIE SPECJALNE 1945 500dpi (8.1 Mb)

First post-WW2 Map of Poland from 1945, by W.I.G. Sztabu Generalnego (W.I.G., General Staff), scale 1:1 000 000, poor quality, but a historical document nonethelss, temporary edition, with Zaolzie status still undecided (”Zaolzie - disputed territory”)
MAPA POLSKI
 
Biedrusko (near Poznan) training ground. Scale 1:25,00, based on German Messtischblatt, not on 1920s Polish WIG maps, which were probably not available right after the war. 400 dpi, 16 Mb.
OBOZ CWICZEBNY BIEDRUSKO

1946

Administrative Map of the Republic of Poland (1946 edition)
RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA Mapa Administracyjna 1: 1 000 000
12 MB

1947
Administrative Map of the Republic of Poland (1947 edition)
RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA Mapa Administracyjna 1: 1 000 000
12.3 MB

Map of Poland, 2nd edition (A), with hipsometric tint
Mapa Polski 1:1 000 000. Wydanie drugie (A) warstwobarwne
40 MB

Road map of Poland published by WIG Sztabu Generalnego in 1947, before the correction of Polish-Soviet border in 1951 (south-east)
Polska Mapa Samochodowa WIG

Another variant of the same map, different colours, but otherwise map details appear to be the same
Polska Mapa Samochodowa WIG

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An "attachement to the Polish-Soviet border agreement of 16th August 1945 between the Republic of Poland the the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics" (Article 1)
Reproduced from the 1:500,000 Soviet maps, printed by the Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny, Warszawa 1947"
"ZAŁĄCZNIK..." (mapa) w 300 dpi (approx. 28 Mb)
"ZAŁĄCZNIK..." (mapa) w 600 dpi (approx. 40 Mb)


1948

Another variant of a map of Poland from 1947, this time, ver B (overview)
MAPA POLSKI WYD. DRUGIE (B) POGLĄDOWE
scale 1:1 000 000, 300 dpi resolution, 29 Mb

Map of Poland, 3rd edition
MAPA POLSKI WYD. TRZECIE (B)
Scale 1:1 000 000, 33 Mb

Plan of Warsaw
PLAN M. ST. WARSZAWY 1:25 000
400 dpi, 29.9 Mb
(note interesting stamps at the bottom margin!)
courtesy of Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah, USA

(Plan of) Lodz
MIASTO ŁÓDŹ (1:25 000), 400 dpi
41 MB

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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?

09/16/2014 11:51
oh, I see! I thought you mean the latest additions - AMS 50K maps of Western Poland. I'll look at all the 100K maps and fix the problem now.

09/14/2014 16:58
for me all do not work, Examle: Not Found The requested URL /m/ALLIED/AMS_GSGS
_CENTRAL_EUROPE_10
0K/AMS_M641S_GSGS_
4416_GERMANY_100K_
Q-10_BUNZLAU_1944.
jpg was not found on this server. Additio

09/13/2014 22:11
oh, which ones? I've just tried to test them, I opened several (up to 20) new files at random, and they all open with no problem?

09/12/2014 10:35
The links in allied maps do not work

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.