12 Sep Find The old Maps Online With OldMapsOnline
Mapbiquity – Here’s an awesome one. Spotted by The Aardvark on Twatter, guardian of Burntwood Live and all round best chap. It’s another site for old maps – it has loads of extraordinary material, including Ordnance Survey prevalent and between war releases, and the determination and working range are awesome as well, regularly somewhat of an impediment on such administrations. The best part is that it’s totally for nothing out of pocket to utilize. For those of you who cherish recorded maps, there is another database called Old Maps Online, that enables free access to maps in libraries around the globe. Depicted by its makers as like Google for old maps, Old Maps Online is a focal vault to a huge gathering of maps over the globe. Attempt a look for Cambridge and see what you find.
Apparently, Old Maps Online is a project of The University of Portsmouth, and a jolly fine thing it is, too. The project’s About… page has this to say:
The OldMapsOnline Portal is an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world. Also Read : 5 Safety Tips For Being Safe From Online Dating Scam
It allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. Search by typing a place-name or by clicking in the map window, and narrow by date. The search results provide a direct link to the map image on the website of the host institution.
Old Maps Online has been created by a collaboration between The Great Britain Historical GIS Project based at The University of Portsmouth, UK and Klokan Technologies GmbH, Switzerland.
There are plenty of maps of our area to study, why not check it out? Mapping quality is excellent, as this screenshot shows, this extract from a Boundary