The data presented here are the result of work on the series: Historical Atlas of Poland. Detailed Maps of the 16th Century
, which was completed in 2021
, and are made available in several forms. Firstly, through a Web-GIS application
that allows viewing these data in the form of a digital map, on which – as far as technically possible – the symbolisation from the paper Atlas maps has been reproduced. Secondly, in the form of downloadable layers from the data repository
in the GeoNode application. Available layers include: localities (both as a collective layer and divided into categories for cartographic visualisation), boundaries (state and ecclesiastical), roads and land cover elements (forests, swamps, rivers and lakes). Data in this form is intended for independent geographic analysis and historical mapping using desktopGIS software (e.g. ArcGIS and QGIS). Thirdly, a tabular list of localities
is also available for download in the form of *.xlsx file, which contains a list of all localities covered by the series: those present in the index, i.e. also those not located. The list of localities includes their attributes such as name, character, type of ownership, type of location. The full list of attributes is available in the metadata file
. A search engine
for localities is also available.
Despite the closure of the series and its individual parts, the full presentation of the data on this website is intended, among other things, to enable comments to be made and thus to contribute to the creation, further development and completion of this work. Please send your comments or suggestions for additions to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.