This gazetteer of Poland was published as a 2 volume book set in August 1988 by the (US) Defense Mapping Agency and includes names approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names. It may be useful for locating places on maps because the gazetteer provides their coordinates. While the admininstrative subdivisions of Poland have been reorganized since 1988, this now ‘historic’ gazetteer reflects the subdivisions of its time. There’s a bit of PGSA history below the search box for those interested.
The Type column identifies the named locality feature. Most of them are PPL which stands for a populated area such as a city or village. Other types can be looked up here although most can be inferred. The province column shows the province the locality feature was in as of 1988. UTM stands for Universal Transverse Mercator, a location coordinate (grid) system that will not be explained here. The gazetteer was prepared in large part by reading names off of existing maps. The Map Sheet column designates which map in the series was used. It is based on a worldwide map sheet numbering scheme.
Gazetteer of Poland (1988)
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