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WIG 1:100 000 maps
Mapa taktyczna WIG (tactical map by W.I.G.)

Below you will find links to all available sheets and editions of "tactical map of Poland" 1:100,000 by  Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny (WIG). Approx. 480 single sheets of this map type were published by the outbreak of WW2, and they covered Poland, in up to 4 editions per sheet. There were also up to 280 sheets of the terroritory of neighbouring countries (Lithuania, USSR, Czechoslovakia and 3rd Reich).

Please note: A certain
confusion as to the sheet names and numbers might stem from the fact that some earlier WIG maps from the eastern areas of Poland were based on Russian (Imperial) maps and those early WIG maps did not cover exactly the same ground as later, 1930s edition - they are shifted east and sometimes south, by (up to) half a sheet. This can easily be seen on the early index sheets of the WIG 1:100,000 (green sheet lines across the eastern "Kresy")
For this reason, the "post-Russian-format" maps by WIG have been made available on a separate index sheet in Mapster (see below). Naturally all 1:100,000 maps covering an area around a town or village, old and new, will be shown on a map list through Mapster search engine.

IWG: Instytut Wojskowo-Geograficzny – the name of the Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny prior to the name change in 1921.
KDR: Karte des Deutschen Reiches (German 1:100 000 map used for early WIG editions).
KdwR: Karte des westlichen Russlands (WW1 German 1:100 000 map of the western Russia, which was used for some early WIG editions)

BOM: WW2 Polish Underground editions by Służba Geograficzna Komendy Głównej AK (Geographic Service of the General Staff of the Home Army). Abbreviation "BOM" was used on some maps, comes from the first letters of the nom de guarre of the three people involved in map production:
„Bury”, Lt Col Mieczysław Szumański – Head of the AK Geographic Service,
„Ogończyk”, Lt. Stanisław Twardowski – Head of the reproduction facility,
„Marks”, Czesław Śmieciński – senior printer.

Last update: 8th September 2015

To make access to the maps easier, all sheets and editions have been made available for download via a database driven mapster system:

1. WIG 1:100,000 based on Russian maps

Index sheet

Map list

2. All other editions by 1939 (the main collection)

Index sheet

Map list

3. Sheets reproduced by WIG operating during WW2 from Scotland (Edinburg), and those produced by the Home Army Geographice Service (Służba Geograficzna Komendy Głównej AK)

Index sheet

Map list

4. Post-WW2 editions by the WIG, as part of General Staff of the Polish Army (communist), 1947 - 1956. From 1949 WIG itself was disabanded but map production was continued by the topographic departments of the Polish Army. Scans are not yet available, but will be soon.

5. Other WIG 1:100,000 maps, usually joined sheets:

Index sheet

Map list

6. British copies published 1941-1944 (GSGS 4177)

Index sheet

Map list

7. German pre-WW2 and WW2 copies:

Index sheet

Map list

8. Czechoslovak copies covering the border areas (to be made available by end of 2015)


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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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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
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12/01/2014 14:36
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11/30/2014 22:03
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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)