To view paper originals, visit either the Lloyd Reeds Map Collection, McMaster University or the William C. Wonders Map Collection, University of Alberta.
To view scanned images of the maps, click on the desired scale listed below.
1:25,000 scale series (G.S.G.S. 4414, Eastern Holland, Germany and Poland). We are currently working on a map index for this series. In the meantime, you can browse our collection in alphabetical order by sheet title.
Maps in this series have been digitized from paper originals held in the William C. Wonders Map Collection at the University of Alberta. They have been made available to the public under the terms of the Creative Commons License, through a partnership between McMaster University and the University of Alberta.
1:100,000 scale series (G.S.G.S. 4416 & A.M.S. M641)
1:250,000 scale series (G.S.G.S. 4346, 1st ed. Army/Air)
1:4,000,000 scale map (G.S.G.S. 2957)
War Office Supplementary Documents (March, 1944)
"These wartime guides are an invaluable description of, and finding aid for, the general mapping situation and map series in use in various theatres in World War 2. Armed with the information they contain, the historian or researcher can, if required, seek appropriate series and sheets in the various archives and map libraries in which these maps may now be found such as The National Archives, The British Library, The Imperial War Museum, The Royal Geographical Society and University Libraries.
To this end, the Defence Surveyors’ Association has included scanned versions of all four guides on the web site to assist researchers who may not otherwise have access to these publications."
Notes on the GSGS Map Series:
Germany/Denmark & Central Europe (PDF, 60.8 MB)
Glossary of Topographical Terms:
German (PDF, 708 KB)
Glossary of Conventional Signs:
Germany/Austria/Czechoslovakia & Poland (PDF, 19.2 MB)
East Germany (PDF, 4.3 MB)