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Index sheet of AMS maps in scale 1:25000, (territories of Lithuania and frontier)

USA army maps service, corps of engineers (AMS) after II WW prepared and published series M851, M852, N851 (GSGS 4414) of maps in scale 1:25000 which are covering also territories of Lithuania. Maps from set M852 are covering Lithuania-Poland border, south Lithuania, maps from set N851 are covering west part of Lithuania (Klaipeda district), maps from set M851are covering Lithuania-East Prussia (now Kaliningrad district) border (see index sheet). Maps from sets M851, M852, N851are prepared using German maps in the same scale (messtischblatts, TK25). On frames we can find information about primary sources: Polish WIG 1:25000, German Messtischblatts. Analysis of sources and maps from sets M851, M852, N851 showing that information on frames about primary sources sometimes is not proper or incomplete. All maps from sets M851, M852, N851 are joined by title Poland 1:25000. Numeration of AMS maps from sets M851, M852, N851 is according German Messtischblatts, additionally sheets are named by name of biggest population place. Content to AMS maps is given from German Messtischblatts without changes.

Size of AMS maps from sets M851, M852, N851 as Messtischblatts is 10' longitude x 6' latitude. Longitude is from Greenwich considered.

Additional information on frames is given: topographical signs and symbols, abbreviations (translated also to French), location of adjacent sheets, scale, administrative partition of showing territories, declination, and net.

Index sheet of AMS maps in scale 1:100000, (set M651)

USA army maps service, corps of engineers (AMS) at the end and after II WW (1944-1946) prepared and published series M651 (GSGS 4614) of maps in scale 1:100000 which are covering territories ofPoland, East Prussia, border Poland-Lithuania and Poland-Belarus (see index sheet). Name of set Poland 1:100000. Maps from set M651are prepared using German maps in scale 1:100000 (1911-1944, also maps from set Karte des westlichen Russlands), 1:25000, Polish WIG maps in scale 1:25000, 1:100000, Lithuanian maps in scale 1:25000, 1:100000, 1:400000. In case that maps from set M651 are compiled using different not equal quality (sometimes very old) material, we consider that this set is tawdry...

Maps from set M651 are numbered by letter indicate rows and number indicate position in row, additionally maps named by name of biggest population place.

Maps are printed in color. Relief is showing by horizontals and by different colors.

Additional information on frames is given: topographical signs and symbols, abbreviations, location of adjacent sheets, scale, administrative partition of showing territories, declination, and net.

Size of AMS maps from set M651 is 1 deg. longitude x 30 min. latitude. Longitude is from Greenwich considered.

AMS 1:100000 M651
Fragment of map J-17 Kalvarija from set M651

Index sheet of AMS maps in scale 1:250000 (set N501, fragment on Lithuania)

USA army maps service, corps of engineers (AMS) after II WW (1952-1958) prepared and published series N501 of maps in scale 1:250000 which are covering territories of East Europe (see index sheet, fragment on Lithuania). Name of set Eastern Europe 1:250000. Maps from set N501are prepared using German, RKKA maps in scale 1:100000, 300000, 1941-1944 aero photographical picture.

Maps from set N501 are numbered according international maps numbering, one sheet of 1:250000 maps is covering 1/12 of international map in scale 1:1000000. Name of 1:250000 maps consists of letter which indicates hemisphere, name of international map and section where is map in scale 1:250000 (ex.: NN-34-6), additionally sheets are named by name of biggest population place.

Additional information on frames is given: topographical signs and symbols, abbreviations, location of adjacent sheets, scale, administrative partition of showing territories, declination, and net.

Size of AMS maps from sets N501 is 2 deg. longitude x 1 deg. latitude. Longitude is from Greenwich considered.

Index sheet of AMS maps in scale 1:1000000 (international map, set 1301, fragment on Lithuania)

USA army maps service, corps of engineers (AMS) after II WW (1952-1955) prepared and published series 1301 (GSGS 2758) of maps in scale 1:1000000 (international map) which are covering territories of World (see index sheet, fragment on Lithuania). Name of set - World 1:1000000. Maps from set 1301 are prepared using available cartographical material in the same scale.

Additional information on frames is given: topographical signs and symbols, abbreviations, location of adjacent sheets, scale, administrative partition of showing territories.

Size of AMS maps from sets 1301 is various. Longitude is from Greenwich considered.

Plan of city Kaunas (Lithuania) prepared by AMS, 1955
Plan of city Kaunas (Lithuania) prepared by AMS, 1955, scale 1:40000.
AMS maps in scale 1:50000 (sets M752, M753, N701, N705)

USA army maps service, corps of engineers (AMS) after II WW (1952-till 1980*)) prepared and published series M752, M753, N701, N705 of maps in scale 1:50000 which are covering territories of Poland, East Prussia/Kaliningrad district, Lithuania and Belarus (see index sheet). Maps were prepared using German maps in scale 1:25000, Polish maps in scale 1:25000, 1:100000, Soviet maps in various scale, other cartographic material. On maps of later publishing original material is not given.

Maps from sets M752, M753, N701 were printed in color, maps from set N705 were publisched in one color.

Size of maps 15' latitudex20' longitude which was considered from Greenwich.

Maps were named by number and name of biggest township. Number consists of 4 Arabian numbers: 2 first numbers schow column, second 2 - row where map is, last Roman number (I-IV) shows position of map in quadrat.

Relief was shown by horizontals.
Additional information on frames is given: topographical signs and symbols, abbreviations, location of adjacent sheets, scale, administrative partition of showing territories, declination, and net.

AMS M752, M753, N701, N705

Index sheet of AMS maps (sets M752, M753, N701, N705) on Lithuania and neighbor territories, maps marked in blue are digitalized

AMS N701 3626-I

Fragment of AMS map from set N701 1:50000 3626-I Ūdrija (Meteliai, Dzūkija, 1974)

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