[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Poland Maps 1919-1939

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Sun Jun 26 21:41:05 PDT 2005

At 04:46 PM 26/06/2005, Klaus-Guenter Leiss wrote:
>maybe somebody is searching maps of poland from the time between
>the world wars. I found that the polish Military Kartografic Institute did
>high resolution maps during 1919-1939. The maps were available in
>1:100000 and 1:300000. A lot of this maps are available online at
>Map Archive of Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny ( WIG ) 1919-1939
>unfortunately there are almost no maps from Volhynia available.
>The site above has some quirks. It is VERY slow, and it seems to
>support only a small number of connections. If I try to acces the site
>from home I get a "connection refused" three times out of four. At
>work I see only the slowness of the site, so the "connection refused"
>may come from my ISP because the site is slow.
>They are looking to complete the archive so if somebody has such
>Maps from the WIG ( especially from Volhynia ) could he look if his
>maps are missing on the site. WWII maps from the german
>"Generalstab des Heeres" are from the same data and are accepted
>if the WIG map is missing.

Very interesting site with good quality maps for the region 
covered.  This is not a site for anyone with dial-up 
connections.  Using a cable high-speed connection, I started the 
download for the 1:100,000 map of the Plock region at 6:15.  At 8:30 
it was still not complete but I had to go out for awhile so I let it 
continue to download.  At about 7:15 I had started another download 
for the 1:300,000 map of Plock.  I have just returned home at 
10:30.  The first map is completed but the second is still working 
away.  I'm not sure what it is doing as the map appears to be complete.

I have saved them to my computer so that I don't have to go through that again.

Jerry Frank - Calgary, Alberta
FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca  

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