Category Archives: project details

Building the Android mobile prototype app for Bomb Sight

Since my last blog post giving a technical overview, the Android app has come along nicely and the second prototype is now being developed further into what will become the version of the app we release. Development of the prototype … Continue reading

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A quick update on project progress

So it has been a while since my last post, I finally took a summer holiday and it was amazing, so apologies for the silence. Lots of things have been going on , so expect a number of blog posts in the … Continue reading

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The National Archives become official project partner

This is just a quick post to say that The National Archives have become an official partner of the Stepping Into Time Project: Mapping the Blitz in London. Over the last months since the project started I have been working … Continue reading

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What’s in it for me! Working on a JISC project the benefits for an undergraduate

Hello, firstly by way of an introduction I’m Felix, one of the researchers helping on this project. As the title suggests I am still a lowly undergraduate at the University having just completed my second year (if you can call mid-September … Continue reading

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Creating digital maps from paper maps – Georeferencing

This blog post summarises how we are transforming paper maps of from the Bomb Census into interactive digital maps through a process known as geo-referencing. We start with scanned paper map which is stored as a digital image that is … Continue reading

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OpenSource Technical Infrastructure: PostGIS, Geoserver and Django …

The technologies underpinning Stepping Into Time will take advantage of free or low cost computing resources and open-source software now prevalent in web and app development. The final technical infrastructure is being finalised but this post summarises the fundamental components. Server … Continue reading

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About the data we are using (part 2): The Bomb Maps

This post describe in more details the two different types of bomb maps that we will be using in our tools: Aggregate maps of nightly Bomb Drops during the period October 7th, 1940 to 6th June, 1941 (archive record: HO193/13) [35 Map Sheets] … Continue reading

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