Tag Archives: Bomb Census Maps

Bomb Sight is Live

Start discovering London’s wartime past today on our website ( and  our mobile app which is coming very soon). The Bomb Sight project is mapping the London WW2 bomb census between 7/10/1940 and 06/06/1941. Previously available only by viewing in … Continue reading

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Announcing Bomb Sight

Watch this space….Coming Soon http://bombsight.org/ https://twitter.com/BombSightUK

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Bomb Sight: Naming and Branding our Web and Mobile App

For the last two-three weeks we have been trying to find a suitable name and identity for the interactive website and mobile mapping app with Augmented Reality functionality. There are two key outputs from the project. The four core members … 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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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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About the data we are using (part 1): How we selected the archive map data to use

To develop a manageable set of data  we had to select from a vast array of archive information. This blog post describes the process of narrowing the focus by selecting a time period, a region and a sub-set of maps. … Continue reading

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Presentation to JISC GeoCultures Event, Localising Wartime Past: London’s Blitz

For those of you that missed the event a few weeks ago – here  is an introduction to the project that I presented at the JISC Geco Geocultures event in the beginning of March 2012. Localising Wartime Past: London’s Blitz … Continue reading

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Developing Wireframes for Blitz Bomb Census Website

This post summarises the development of an initial wireframe for the Stepping Into Time project. The very first user described the wireframe as , “familiar and intuitive” and provided a few points for further consideration. The wire frame that has been developed is … Continue reading

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About the project: Mapping the Blitz Bomb Census, London

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 … Continue reading

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