Geographia Polonica (2017) vol. 90, iss. 1
The first medium-scale topographic map of Galicia (1779-1783) – survey, availability and importance
Geographia Polonica (2017) vol. 90, iss. 1, pp. 97-104
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.
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