Tag Archives: historical maps

Defence of Britain Dataset: About the data we are using part 3

Defence of Britain Dataset: About the data we are using part 3 One of the datasets we are including in the tools is the Defence of Britain data set collected by the Council for British Archaeology and stored in the Archaeology data … 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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Review of Geocultures event – Geospatial in heritage domain

Some great projects presented their work yesterday at the JISC GECO geocultures event which explored the exploitation of through geographical approaches and the types of tools and techniques that can be used with geo-referenced/geotagged content. Here is a brief summary … Continue reading

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Ideas to help prevent manefestation of IPR issues

Historical maps are not exempt from copyright and their associated restrictions and working out IPR issues with an archive during the grant writing process will remove a number of unforeseen complications. My inexperience in this matter revealed an issue which … Continue reading

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British Library Georeferencer

Georeferencing historical maps is a time consuming process as historical maps are matched to a contemporary map with spatial coordinates by clicking on a point in the image that matches a point on the map. The more points you locate … Continue reading

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