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WIG 1:25 000 Maps
eWIG_25K A yearly report in "Wiadomosci Sluzby Geograficznej" on the work in progress by WIG says that, until the end of 1938, the Cartographic Department of WIG published 1260 sheets of a "detailed map" type (1:25 000).

"A report on the progress of work by the Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny, dated 24.11.1938" (Archiwum Sluzby Topograficznej) specifies, that until that date, 1274 sheets had been published and additional 838 sheets partly drawn, i.e. situational sketches had been made, yet without relief and toponymic elements. Germans stock-take [after the defeat of Poland in 1939] states, that by 01/09/1939 [i.e. beginning of WW2], Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny had published 1427 sheets of the
"normal" type and 306 sheets of the "provisional" type, in total 1733 sheets. However, German stock-taking includes, as provisional edition, both sheets of "normal" and "provisional" type as well as copies of earlier maps (source: Planheft Osteuropa ehemals Polnischer Raum, 26/07/1944).
My research has covered 1592 sheets, of which 1064 sheets are those mentioned in the abovementioned report, 151 sheets are dated 1939, 155 sheets are copies of earlier maps published in 1932 - 1939;I have been unable to verify the source of 222 sheets published by the Germans during WW2. Drawing style, topographic symbols, Polish toponymy and sheet size, etc, suggest that they were copies of Polish maps, however, they could well have been maps published by the Germans from topographic materials [Polish, captured after 1939]. When, in 1975, I inspected topographic map collections held by the Military Cartographic Archive (Hadtortenelmi Intezet Terkeptar) in Budapest, Hungary, I discovered 12 sheets of the 1:25 000 map published by WIG in 1939 of which existence, until that time, I had not been aware; they were the originals later copied by Germans. I have no doubts that many more similar examples will be uncovered in Polish cartographic collections in the future."
[B. Krassowski, M. Tomaszewska, MAPY TOPOGRAFICZNE ZIEM POLSKICH 1871 - 1945. Vol I, Warszawa 1979.]

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CURRENT (OCTOBER 2020)  ALL SHEETS ARE  AVAILABLE VIA MAPSTER:
"OLD STYLE SHEETS" (1920 - 1929)
SHEETS CUT ALONG NEW LINES (MOSTLY NEW STYLE, WITH SOME OLD, RUSSIAN AND GERMAN MAPS USED AS TEMP. MEASURE BY WIG)

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03/21/2020 14:55
What's up, Marek? What are you working on? Hope all is OK.

01/26/2019 14:42
Hi: Are there any other maps showing parishes such as: Andrzej Tomczak Siec parafialna Wojewoddztwa pomorskiego Okregu bytowskiego I leborskiego W drugiej polowie xvi wieku Skala 1:300. Thanks

12/04/2017 15:22
peut-on obtenir la carte détaillée de la frontière Est suite au traité de Brest-litovsk ? merci d'avance

09/10/2017 04:54
Can I get some guidance on the projection that WIG cartographers used on the 1 to 100,000 maps?

04/02/2017 23:15
osowiec

03/17/2017 11:34
@JMisiewicz I tried to send an e-mail, but got an auto-response: "The e-mail address you entered couldn't be found" If you want to get in touch, please use e-mail (see left)

03/16/2017 18:10
I think we need to drill into this... Please check for my e-mail in your inbox! Smile

03/09/2017 16:41
Hello Marek. I am referring to the Ossada settlements created by Marshal Pilsudski in the Kresy after the 1920 Polish-Soviet war. I am hoping that there exists a map showing the location of these Ossa

03/02/2017 17:27
"Ossadas" is a very generic name (settlements), likewise "Kresy" which stretch from current Lithuania down to Ukraine. Anything more specific?

02/25/2017 11:49
Dzień dobry Marek. Czy Archive mają żadnych mapy przedstawiając
e lokalizację Ossadas w staropolskim Kressy (sprzed wojny)? Dziękuję, Julian.