Central Library of Geography and Environmental Protection

Library of Geography and Environmental Protection
is the main Polish library devoted to geography, environmental protection and cartography. (more ...)


Eugeniusz Romer - the one who outlined Poland

Romer siedzi za stołam, w reku trzyma mapę Polski na ktorą spoglada. Z lewej strony pod mapą leży teczka, z prawej kolejna mapa i kawałek dłoni innej osoby trzymajacej pisakie

On February 3, 2021, we had the occasion to recall the 150th birthday anniversary of Eugeniusz Romer, an outstanding Polish cartographer and geographer, university teacher, expert on Polish diplomacy during the post-war peace conferences in Paris (1919-20) and Riga (1921), where the fate of the future borders of our homeland was at stake.

(source  of photo.:https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugeniusz_Romer)

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The library is open to a limited extent

Please be aware!

We work under restricted conditions. Before visiting our premises, please contact us by phone or e-mail at geoglib@twarda.pan.pl.

Due to the limitations of Covid-19, we endeavour to provide you with remote service. We also arrange interlibrary book lending.
We invite you to use the RCIN.org.pl/igipz database containing both digitalized items from the Library's collections and articles currently being published in the IGiPZ PAN magazines. Please take advantage of the BASE - Bielefeld Academic Search Engine or other resources available through the "Online resources" section.

Location of historical objects on a contemporary map


We have introduced an interface for locating historical objects on contemporary maps at the RCIN platform including old mills from the CeBaDoM collection, by means of OpenStreetMap. Visualization is provided at the metadata level (see "More" section). This interface also works on mobile devices.

An example of how this feature works can be found under the links below:
https://rcin.org.pl/igipz/publication/89480 - location of the post-war map of Rzeszowskie Voivodship;
https://rcin.org.pl/igipz/publication/97484 - location of exemplary windmill from the 17th century

The number of items with this feature is expected to increase successively. We hope this form of presentation will appeal to you. Please note that users with older versions of operating systems and browsers may have difficulties in realising all platform functionalities. Improvement of the RCIN platform is possible through the implementation of the OZwRCIN project.