Posts Tagged history

Testing Times Ahead!

Chris is going to have good play with the version 1 of the application.

So we have produced a very quick summary of the available functions in the first phase of testing

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Our area for testing

area1This is the area that we’ll be testing the project around.

The area is steeped in history and has a great many historical maps that re kept online for us to access.

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Victorian Town Plans Overlays

Ian found this at the National Library of Scotland

 Victorian town plans top satellite views

Town plan and satellite view

Elgin satellite and town plan layers.
List of town plans with overlays

The latest feature in their online maps series makes it easy to contrast Victorian Scottish town plans with modern satellite images.

Using image overlays, users can switch between Google Maps, Virtual Earth satellite and map layers and Ordnance Survey plans.

ecaThe 62 large-scale town plans are the earliest and most detailed OS mapping ever published. In total there are 1,900 sheets produced from a survey between 1847 and 1895. We have accurately positioned them to create a seamless layer on top of the satellite and maps layer.

Users can also search the OS large scale town plans using a zoomable map and a street gazetteer and by National Grid Reference.

This is Edinburgh College of Art with the cattle market.

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This could be good…

and in particular this essay inside:

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Hear Planet for iPhone

This is kinda fun for the iPhone - its plays wikipedia citations according to the geo-location information.

Obviously many of these are historical.

I’ll install on my iphone and feedback after wandering the streets of edinburgh!

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Great War Digital

This is quite interesting but limited to a specific historical frame: The Great War 1914-1918.

It uses Windows Mobile and more specifically Memory Map to download specifc maps.

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