Last check: 12/12/2013
Slap count: 4
Last checked ID: 12756
About the Project
There are many websites on the Internet with scanned old topo maps, but resources related to Poland are limited. Polish Military Geographical Institute (1919-1939) developed and printed topographic maps which, in the 1930s were rated among the best in the world. Nowadays these maps are a fountain of information about pre-WW2 Poland and, at the same time, can be still used in the field to locate villages which have long disappeared from the ground and can not be found on modern maps.
For these reasons we believe these maps should be made widely accessible and what better way than through the Internet? Although a daunting task we are positive we will manage to collect and present scanned images of all WIG maps and other geographic materials the Institute published.
2. Our aims
to collect and make publicly available scanned maps published by WIG
to publish all other materials by WIG
3. Terms and conditions
this site and materials presented are available free of charge exclusively for non-commercial use. Owners of materials published retain the right to the final decision on any other (i.e. commercial) application; we promise to pass on requests on commercial use.
we appreciate any help offered, such as scans, offer to lend maps and other materials, access to large-format scanner, etc
the authors and all persons contributing to the development of this site do it in entirely for free and in their own time
the authors of this website will make every effort to ensure that the materials published do not violate copyright laws and information given is provided to the best of our knowledge
the authors can not be held responsible for any consequences coming from improper or misinformed use of the resources published as well as for the accuracy of information presented on the maps
4. Recommended technical specifications for map scans
a scan should be complete, i.e. include ALL original information, both within the map and in the map legend, such as: scale, legend, sheet number and title, etc