Magyar Királyi Állami Térképészet (1867 - 1952), translated 'Royal Hungarian State Cartography,' was a Hungarian government map publishing house active the early 20th centuries. The organization can trace its origins to the Austro–Hungarian Compromise of 1867, which gave Hungary marginal independence with the right to establish its own civil cartography - thus issuing tourist maps, school maps, cadastral plans, etc. More detailed topographical cartography remained under Austrian jurisdiction. This changed in 1918, during World War I, when Hungarian military leadership commissioned Colonel Lajos Hajts (1866 - 1933), professor of the Ludovika Military Academy, to lay the framework for a Hungarian State Cartography. This led to the formation on February 4, 1919, of the Hungarian Military Mapping Group. This organization was based on the Austrian Militärgeographisches Institut model. The name changed in 1921 to Magyar Királyi Katonai Térképészeti Intézet (Royal Hungarian Military Mapping Institute) and shortly thereafter to Magyar Királyi Állami Térképészet (Royal Hungarian State Cartography). In 1938, the name again changed, this time to the Katonai Térképészeti Intézet (Military Mapping Institute). The the Katonai Térképészeti Intézet was folded into the Soviet-style Ministry of Defense in 1952.