Created by a Lublin-based team, the dual-language app guides users through 15 locations connected to the government-in-exile that was formed following the outbreak of WWII.
Unhappy with traditional maps of the imaginary lands, University of Warsaw scientists decided to ‘do something about it for fans’. In addition to containing objects mentioned in all The Witcher books, series, games and comics, there are also many names and geographic objects invented to complete the map.
Written in Cyrillic script and considered among the greatest works of world cartography, the 1:2500 scale hand-drawn colour street plans are so precise that the shape of each building can be discerned and individual trees can be seen.
Created by Aleksandra Stępień-Dąbrowska, Alicja Gzowska and photographer Maciej Leszczełowski from ARCHIwum Warszawy lat 90, the map offers an inventory of over 380 buildings.
The map Krajowa Mapa Koron Drzew (map of tree crowns) was created by Warsaw-based MGGP Aero who spent years collecting data about the trees’ height, scope of their crowns and exact location.
The map consisting of 14 Polish composers and over 500 in total from throughout history was compiled by music teacher Sakira Ventura after she realised how little she had been taught about women composers.
Intricately illustrated and compiled by Leonard Targoński, a royal surveyor and bailiff based in the Łomża region, the maps have been hailed for their technical perfection and staggering attention to detail; among other things, roadside crosses have been defined, as have mills, farmsteads, chapels, trees, dikes and palaces.
To draw attention to their beauty and promote them as worthwhile tourist attractions, Sabina Strzelecka set out to discover all of the country’s 17 lighthouses after being inspired during a beachside evening where she caught a glimpse of a distant flashing light.
Treasure hunters say they have located 10 tonnes of Nazi gold worth nearly half a billion pounds that was stolen by SS chief Heinrich Himmler at the end of WWII in order to establish a Fourth Reich.
The rare find in the village of Ratajki in northwest Poland included maps, documents and an Iron Cross belonging to the Wehrmacht lieutenant who had been fleeing from the Russians at the end of WWII.