Kursk Map

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Kursk Map

Post by hammurabi70 » 25 Jun 2019, 23:00

I am working on a Kursk game but could do with getting hold of a map that shows, rivers, woods, hills and urban areas. Does anyone know if there is anything of this nature available online?
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Re: Kursk Map

Post by Phil_Gray_260 » 26 Jun 2019, 02:04

There's a Polish site with lots of maps, varying ages and scales, including Soviet military maps... worth a google.

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Re: Kursk Map

Post by Seret » 26 Jun 2019, 09:05

What sort of scale? The really nitty-gritty stuff (1:50,000 or smaller) is like hen's teeth in my experience, but you can get stuff like 1:250,000.

There's an American series of maps called N501 at 1:250,000. I believe they're from the early 50s but that's close enough IMO:

N501 maps

The city of Kursk itself is at NM37, you'll have to search around to find the bit you're interested in whether that's north or south of there.

In the past I've got by with maps of that scale, combined with zooming in on Google Maps/Streetview to get a feel for the topography. You'll probably have to fill in the blanks a bit, we just don't seem to have the same fine-grained map sources you'd get in things like the GSGS maps of western Europe that show the position of individual houses as they were during the war!

I wonder if it's worth phoning up the Map Room at the British Library though? They're great in there, they've helped me out in the past. Registering as a Reader is a bit of a pain, but once you're in their collection is gold dust.

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Re: Kursk Map

Post by hammurabi70 » 26 Jun 2019, 22:29

Many thanks; 1:250,000 would appear to be a good size. It will take a bit of searching to find all I need!
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Re: Kursk Map

Post by Phil_Gray_260 » 08 Jul 2019, 18:36

So I went looking...

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https://mapstor.com/map-sets/russia-maps/kursk-obl.html#gs--050k--(1980-1980)--preview
Scroll up the page and you'll see other options, tagged by scale (the link is for 7 1:50,000 maps) and date of creation. This particular set is priced at 2 euro.

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Re: Kursk Map

Post by hammurabi70 » 08 Jul 2019, 20:15

Very neat; thanks.
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