Details of The Red Atlas: How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World to be published in September 2017
Collections of Soviet maps on paper can be viewed at these libraries :The British Library Map Room
Bodleian Library Oxford
Cambridge University Library
Trinity College Library Dublin
Free online viewing and downloading of Soviet military topographic maps can be found atMapstor
and at Old-Maps
Soviet topographic maps of Ukraine are at Vlasenko
Street plans of Polish cities are at mapy.eksploracja.pl
Complete (or partial) country sets are available for chargeable download at Mapstor
Information, listings and some downloads may be found at :
University of California Berkeley / Stanford
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.
Download of many City Plans at Map Library of Catalonia.
Click here to listen to a podcast
of John Davies and Alex Kent discussing Soviet mapping during a visit to National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) in Washington DC in October 2016
US Army manual TM 30-546 (1957), Glossary of Soviet Military and Related Abbreviations is here
US Army manual TM 30-548 (1958), Soviet Topographic Map Symbols is here
Paper or electronic copies can be obtained from these shops and dealers:East View Geospatial, USA
Eastmap, Estonia. Contact Alexander Lesment
Jana Seta, Latvia. Contact Aivars Beldavs
Omni Resources, USA
A well-researched and well-written story by Greg Miller
about Soviet mapping appeared on-line in July 2015 here
This included a very useful translation
of the 'sparvka' (description) from the map of San Diego.
An interesting report on Soviet mapping of Sweden
was published in Pravda-Online on 21 February 2003.
The Cartographic Journal, December 2006, contains a review by John Davies
of the book Russian Military Mapping
published by East View Cartographic.
Read Soviet Military Mapping of the Cold War Era by John Davies on the British Library website, February 2107
The story of Soviet maps of USA which was presented in Columbia SC in January 2014 can be downloaded here.
John Cruickshank has written extensively about German and Warsaw Pact military mapping:
A study of the Soviet mapping of Ireland by Desmond Travers appears on the Parallel History Project
Lists of Soviet maps of Belgium and Netherlands at Atlassen.info
Polish military maps from 1919-1939 for comparison can be viewed and downloaded at www.mapywig.org
Military and other historic maps, primarily of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia can be found at www.maps4u.lt
German, Russian and other mapping of World War 2 era and much else is at John Calvin's comprehensive collection of WWII Aerial Photos and maps
You can visit Secret Soviet bunker
at Ligatne, Latvia and the British Secret Nuclear bunker
at Kelvedon, Essex