Geographia Polonica (2017) vol. 90, iss. 1

The first medium-scale topographic map of Galicia (1779-1783) – survey, availability and importance

Paweł Prokop

Geographia Polonica (2017) vol. 90, iss. 1, pp. 97-104
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7163/GPol.0081

Abstract

Known in Poland as the “Mieg Map”, the first topographic map of Galicia, at a scale of 1:28,800 represented one result of The First Military Survey of the Habsburg Empire in the late 18th century. This paper discusses the history of that survey in brief, and describes the map’s content and first edition in Poland. Attention is also paid to the Galicia map’s status as a unique historical source suitable for GIS analysis and evaluation of developmental trends in the landscape.

Keywords: landscape changes, land use, historical maps, GIS

Paweł Prokop [pawel@zg.pan.krakow.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences Jana 22, 31-018 Kraków: Poland