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2layout: post
3title: Scotland Update
4date: '2006-11-30 19:05:02 +0000'
5mt_id: 170
6blog_id: 4
7post_id: 170
8basename: scotland_update
9author: 'Nick Burch'
10---
11 <p>We are currently experimenting with a couple of different types of
12old Scottish maps, with varying levels of sucess.</p>
13
14<p>The easiest maps to work with are the 7<sup>th</sup> edition maps,
15which were created using the National Grid. These can be tiled up, and then
16used on the site in just the same way as the existing New Popular Edition
17maps of England and Wales. There are only two snags: Not all of the Scottish
187<sup>th</sup> edition maps are out of copyright, and we don't have all
19of the ones that are. If anyone does have any of them, we'd love to hear
20from them.</p>
21
22<p>Next up, we have the updated Popular Edition maps from the 1940s, which
23had the National Grid printed over them. These were produced both for the
24War Office, and for general sale to the public (though we don't think very
25large numbers of them were). As these maps weren't originally produced
26with the National Grid, when added it's not completely straight. This means
27it's more work to tile them, but not impossible.</p>
28
29<p>We have done a trial run with an updated Popular Edition map, and the
30result (covering Inverness) can be seen
31<a href="http://www.npemap.org.uk/tiles/map.html#86,281,2">here</a>. We
32are currently getting several of these maps scanned in, so we hope to be able
33to show maps for some of Scotland in the next few weeks. We don't have
34these maps for all of Scotland though, so again we'd love to hear from
35anyone who does.</p>
36
37<p>Finally, a very kind person has offered us all of the Popular Edition
38maps (from the 1920s) for Scotland, just as soon as he's had them scanned in.
39Unfortunately, the Popular Edition wasn't produced against the National
40Grid, so the process of converting the scans into suitable tiles looks like
41being quite a complex one. So, it may be some time until we can put these
42maps online.</p>
43
44<p>On a related note, we're still very keen to hear from anyone who has
45out of copyright 1 inch to the mile maps of Northern Ireland. Do please get
46in touch if you have some.</p>
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