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07 July 2009

Land of Britain | Map Viewer (Historical)

Land of Britain | Map Viewer (Historical)

Update: 08/07/09

Looking for Vision of Britain Maps?
"A vision of Britain through time - Including maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions"
Vision of Britain - Historical Maps
Mapping includes:
  • Topographical Maps
  • Land Utilisation Maps
  • Administrative Maps
http://vision.port.ac.uk/maps/
(hint:click bigger map)

Update: 4pm [07/07/09] The BBC have created a video on this mapping application (hopefully all users can see the video not just UK users)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8138486.stm

"The Land of Britain web site was created by the
Great Britain Historical GIS Project, based at the University of Portsmouth, with funding from the Frederick Soddy Trust.
A Vision of Britain through Time (new site) covers the whole of Britain, but not at this level of detail."

More information on this can be found here
A GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO LAND USE MAPPING IN BRITAIN
http://riga.iso.port.ac.uk/django_projects/doc/pamphlet/chapter1/

Land of Britain 1800's Brighton & Hove
The First Edition Maps, dating back to the 1800's

"We are deeply grateful to Rex Walford, director of the Land Use UK Survey, for letting us draw on the teacher's pack he created with Tony Binns, featuring Brighton area maps from the 1960s and 1990s survey, and to the copyright holder for the Land Utilisation Survey of Great Britain for allowing us to re-publish Dudley Stamp's maps. We thank the British Library of Political and Economic Science for scanning the Stamp field survey sheets, and the British Library for scanning the Ordnance Survey First Series sheet."


A GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO LAND USE MAPPING IN BRITAIN
http://riga.iso.port.ac.uk/django_projects/doc/pamphlet/chapter1/

The Historical Maps overlayed together using opacity side-bars can show users the urbanisation of Brighton and Hove over many years.


Land of Britain 1934 Brighton & Hove
More recent (1934) colourful maps show the large development along the coastal towns

Land of Britain 1967 Brighton & Hove
Full colour, largescale highly detailed mapping (1967) of Brighton & Hove. Showing the full and large urbanization sprawl of the town and city

The Map Viewer
http://riga.iso.port.ac.uk/django_projects/maps_full/

Full Acknowledgments
http://riga.iso.port.ac.uk/django_projects/info/

Openlayers was used to develop this Mapping Application

Source:
http://www.craigbellamy.net/2009/07/07/a-vision-of-britain-through-time/

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1 Comments:

At Wednesday, July 08, 2009 6:37:00 am, Blogger wim said...

A pity i am not allowed to view the broadcast.

 

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