Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Digimap for Schools adds historic maps

Digimap for Schools is a map streaming service which has featured here on the blog for many years. I've been involved in writing the educational materials for the service, which offers the chance to stream maps from the OS Mastermap level upwards

New features are being added to the service over time, and this week a major (and much requested) new addition was made.

This morning (24th March) a new version of Digimap for Schools was released with the exciting new addition of historic maps. These beautiful Ordnance Survey maps published between 1895 and 1899 as the Revised New Series in England and Wales and the 2nd Edition in Scotland, provide an additional rich learning resource and context for exploring how the landscape has changed in the last 120 years.
To view a historic map of your school, street or anywhere in Great Britain, use thenew historic map slider (beside the pan arrows) to fade the current OS map and reveal the historic map underneath.
For help on getting started with historic maps, take a look at the video available in theHow to view historic maps help page.
The historic maps have been scanned from original paper maps and made available courtesy of the National Library of Scotland.

Go to the mapping now, and zoom into the area that you are interested in (the slider will not be active at the top levels of zoom) and then slide to the left to go back a century or more....


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