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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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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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