Mapping the Blitz Bomb Census: Stepping into Time brings World War 2 bomb damage maps into the digital world by using web and mobile mapping technology. It brings to life the maps that demarcate the location of falling bombs during the London Blitz between October 1940 and June 1941.
The project is funded by JISC and is led by Dr Kate Jones, University of Portsmouth and will be running between December 2011 and December 2012. During this time we will be taking digital copies of the London Bomb Census Maps collated during WW2 and linking the locations of the bomb damage sites and mapping them using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).The mapped data will then be used to construct an interactive web-mapping application and a mobile phone application that can be used as you walk around the streets of London.
This blog will be charting the progress of the project. I hope you enjoy following our progress!