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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. Sheets of WIG maps from early 1920s, cut along Russian Imperial sheetlines, are available via Mapster
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: 30th October 2020

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 earlier, Russian maps

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Map list

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

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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)

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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:

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

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7. German pre-WW2 and WW2 copies:

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Map list

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

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08/02/2023 00:50
Glad to see you back, Marek!

08/25/2022 15:09
Hey, Marek! Trying to access maps at your page "Other Central European Maps, via both Chrome and Opera browsers, I get the dialog box "File not found (404 error) If you think what you'r

01/22/2022 22:50
Hello: I do Polish Genealogy. I need a topo map of Poland with major cities which I’ve never been able to find on the WEB. It should show post partition Poland with an out line of pre-partition Pola

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

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