[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Polish map server

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Mon Mar 2 10:10:24 PST 2009

Hi Guenther,

I believe that your list of maps are the same as those available at http://www.mapywig.org/news.php and this link is on our maps page.

The problem with your list is that you need to know specifically which map you want in order to select the one of interest to you.  The link above includes, in the left column, a map index which shows the coverage of the individual maps overlaid on a map of Poland (including western Volhynia).  If you know the general area of your village, you can easily refer to that to determine which map to download.

The other advantage of the above link is that most maps are available in either 300 or 600 dpi whereas yours link only provides 600 dpi.  The 300 dpi scans make for a much faster download.  

And finally, the above site also carries a variety of other maps in different scales.

I believe that the Mapywig site grew out of the one you referenced.


----- Original Message -----
From: Günther Böhm <GHBoehm at ish.de>
Date: Monday, March 2, 2009 10:46 am
Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Polish map server
To: Wolhynien-Liste <ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org>

> Hello list members,
> two years ago I downloaded some 1:100.000 Polish Volhynia maps 
> from the 
> nineteen twenties - and forgot about them. I was just marvelled 
> about 
> the huge jpeg files and revisited them. They are in a high 
> resolution 
> and a useful supplement to the German and Soviet military maps. 
> I 
> searched the web and could find no connection of the map 
> homepage and 
> sggee.org . S oaybe they are still new for some of us. Under the 
> ftp://mapy.ziomal.org page there are lots of map directories. 
> For us the 
> most interesting one seems to be
> ftp://mapy.ziomal.org/mapy/mapy_wieloarkuszowe/wig100.mapa_taktyczna_polski/WIG_MAREK
> Enjoy,
> Günther
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