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About the Project
1. Introduction

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
  • 256 colours (8 bits per pixel)
  • 400 DPI resolution
  • PNG (file format)



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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