Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Free Scottish Ordnance Survey maps online

The National Library of Scotland has made available online hundreds of six-inch to the mile scale maps as part of its historic Ordnance Survey mapping collection. The maps date from 1843 to 1882, when Ordnance Survey carried out its earliest comprehensive survey of Scotland. Located at Ordnance Survey Six-inch maps , they can be browsed by county or parish, or searched using an interactive map image and place names. The NLS has also rather brilliantly provided a Google maps overlay, and accompanying the series are a guide to OS abbreviations and a detailed essay outlining OS work in 19th-century Scotland.

This major update follows on from revisions to the NLS online collection, which includes a new-look maps home page.


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