GSGS maps

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  1. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Well-Known Member

    Hi Guys.
    Does anyone know of a reputable source for purchasing GSGS maps? I know you can view them at the British Library and there are various sources to view online but I’d like a few “hard” copies that I can mark up for my own purpose.

    Alex.
     
  2. idler

    idler GeneralList

    I'm not aware of anyone that provides hard copies save for the odd special or commemorative issue.

    Most GSGS series have a parallel AMS (American) number, so it's worth Googling both (if you can deduce them) as some US universities, or the Library of Congress, have downloadable scans which they usually classify as public domain.

    Another option which still seems to be active is:
    www.battlefieldhistorian.com

    A lot of print shops ought to be capable of large format printing but no idea of costs.
     
  3. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

  4. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Well-Known Member

    Thanks chaps, yes my local printer can scan and print to any size. Just want to get 1 good copy of a couple of maps then they can copy them.
     
  5. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Which specific maps are you looking for? One of us may already have a copy.
     
  6. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Well-Known Member

    GSGS 4414,
    sheet 4205 ( Dingden)
    sheet 4206 ( Brunen)
    sheet 2629 ( Lauenberg)
     
  7. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Well-Known Member

  8. idler

    idler GeneralList

  9. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Well-Known Member

    Thanks.
    That’s still a pay to download service I take it?
     
  10. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Yes. On the plus side, the ones I had were very good scans, though obviously that depends on the state of the originals.
     
  11. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Well-Known Member

    Thanks. At least someone can vouch for them to some extent.
     
  12. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Certainly a lot easier and economical than trying to wrest them from the grasp of the BL.
     
  13. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Well-Known Member

    Never understood why they don’t do a scan and sell service.
     
  14. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    The maps on Landkartenarchiv.de are sourced from Brigham Young University (BYU) - German Maps which can be downloaded. Note that these are post-war editions with the Universal Transverse Mercator grid. Grid references used in World War 2 used different grids systems. These same BYU post war GSGS 4414 maps can also be downloaded from Mapster.

    If you want to download maps with the wartime Nord de Guerre Zone Grid used for most of Germany they can be downloaded from McMaster University. The three that you mention are all available.

    I have just downloaded an updated list of links to WW2 maps. See Topographic Maps. You can find direct links for your three maps there.

    Richard
     
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  15. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Like the IWM they've priced themselves out of the 'amateur' market because they want to retain control of out of copyright information by means of expensive licencing agreements.
     
  16. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Well-Known Member

    GSGS 4414 sheet 4205 on the McMaster site is the black and white version with new grid lines. I'm after the colour version with the grid lines that match the war diaries. So, on battlefield historian web page they have the one I need, £20 download. It was just a link to the McMaster site! not happy at all and still ongoing!

    Alex
     
  17. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

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  18. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    Hello Alex,

    Is this any good? Not sure if it is good enough quality for printing.

    GSGS 4414 Germany 1:25,000, Sheet 4205 Dingden, 3rd edition (1944).

    Richard
     
  19. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Well-Known Member

  20. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    I'm been trying to find a copy of this map, without success for years. If anyone can help, that would be brilliant. I've got a trace in was diary, but not an actual map.

    GSGS 4427 Series, 1:25,000, Sheet 16NE Breda, Netherlands.

    Cheers, Rob.

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