Category Archives: Historic

NLS publishes new 1840s-1950s Ordnance Survey detailed maps for London and South-East England

The National Library of Scotland has just made freely available online 16,865 historic Ordnance Survey maps covering Greater London and the south-east of England. The Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile (1:2,500) maps were the most detailed series covering … Continue reading

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New detailed online maps covering post-War Edinburgh and London

Tony and I were contacted yesterday by our colleague Chris Fleet, Senior Map Curator at the National Library of Scotland with the exciting news that NLS have made freely available their earliest editions of Ordnance Survey National Grid maps at … Continue reading

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Digimap for Schools adds historic map layer

Digimap for Schools has added a new historic map layer to the popular online map service, extending its potential for use in schools across a wider spectrum of the national curriculum. The new historic map layer features mapping from the … Continue reading

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Creating a transparent overlay map with mapbox-ios-sdk

For this blog post i have managed to capture on of EDINA’s mobile developers.  Their guest article will describe how to create transparent overlays for mobiles using mapbox-ios-sdk. I am working on a historic map overlay, where the user can … Continue reading

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Geoforum 2013

  EDINA had a day out in London running it’s Geoforum event. Geoforum aims to bring together Digimap Site reps from subscribing institutions around the country and showcase some of the new functionality in EDINA’s geoservices. It also gives site … Continue reading

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Old Maps online workshop

Old maps online launched some months back and has been quite a hit.  It essentially is a catalogue of old maps from library collections around the World.  However, it is much more than just that. Old maps online allows users … Continue reading

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Maps from behind the curtain

Maps are great, I could spend hours looking at them.  It makes no difference if it is a map of somewhere I know well, or a place I don’t know at all.  Cartographic styles vary around the World and it … Continue reading

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New NLS website – Great Britain, Ten Mile to One Inch Planning Maps series, 1944-1960

We are very lucky to have persuaded Christopher Fleet of the National Library of Scotland to write a guest blog for us…… The National Library of Scotland has just released a new website, allowing georeferenced thematic maps of Great Britain … Continue reading

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New National Library of Scotland map sheet viewer

Those interested in open source graphic index applications – or in viewing historic map series of Scotland – may be interested in the new Sheet Viewer on the National Library of Scotland maps website. The Viewer allows a choice of … Continue reading

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Delve into Edinburghs past – AddressingHistory

EDINA is pleased to announce the launch of a new service today.  The JISC-funded AddressingHistory project has developed an online tool that combines historic Scottish Post Office Directories with contemporaneous maps.  As well as enabling browsing of these resources for … Continue reading

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