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Mar 28, 2007, 9:16:05 PM (13 years ago)
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Nick Burch
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Update on Scotland and NI for the FAQ

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    7373<h3>What maps are you using?</h3>
    7474
    75 <p>We have scans of out of copyright OS maps of England and Wales.
    76 You can <a href="scotlandAndNI.html">register interest in future
    77 projects involving Scotland and Northern Ireland</a>.</p>
     75<p>We have scans of out of copyright OS maps of England and Wales, and for
     76almost all of Scotland. You can <a href="scotlandAndNI.html">register
     77interest in future projects involving Northern Ireland, and the completion
     78of coverage of Scotland</a>.</p>
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    254255<a name="scotlandNI"></a>
    255 <h3>Why don't you have good mapping data of Scotland and Northern Ireland?</h3>
     256<h3>Why don't you have good mapping data of Northern Ireland, and why did it
     257take you so long to have coverage of Scotland?</h3>
    256258
    257259<p>While the Ordnance Survey did create the New Popular Edition maps of
    258  Scotland at 1 inch to the mile, these were never
    259  published, so we can't buy them to scan in. All we have been able to get
    260  is quarter inch to the mile maps, which don't fit into our tiling scheme,
    261  and are too small for finding postcodes on.</p>
    262 <p>Scotland and Northern Ireland were included in the Ordnance Survey
    263  7<sup>th</sup> Edition at 1 inch to the mile, but
    264  almost all of these maps remain in copyright for another few years, so
    265  we couldn't put them online.</p>
     260 Scotland at 1 inch to the mile, these were never published, so we can't
     261 buy them to scan in. Scotland was included in the Ordnance Survey
     262 7<sup>th</sup> Edition at 1 inch to the mile, but almost all of these
     263 maps remain in copyright for another few years, so we can't put them
     264 online yet</p>
    266265<p>The Ordnance Survey did release some updates to the Popular Edition
    267266 of Scotland in the 1940s, which had the National Grid over-printed on.
    268267 them. (The War Office also published similar versions). While the grid
    269268 isn't parallel with the main map, it is possible to work with (just a
    270  little bit more work). We don't have very many of these sheets though,
    271  so we would love to hear from anyone who does.</p>
     269 little bit more work). It has taken us much longer to track these down
     270 than it took us to get the England and Wales New Popular Edition maps.
     271 This is why we have only recently been able to offer a high degree of
     272 coverage for Scotland.</p>
     273<br />
     274<p>For Northern Ireland, the situation is harder still, because the Ordnance
     275 Survey of Northern Ireland didn't produce an equivalent to the
     276 New Popular Edition, and its maps from the period are significantly harder
     277 to come by now. All we have been able to get is quarter inch to the mile
     278 maps, which don't fit into our tiling scheme, and are too small for finding
     279 postcodes on.</p>
     280
    272281<p>If you would like to be notified when we do get out of copyright 1 inch
    273  to the mile maps of Scotland and Northern Ireland, please
     282 to the mile maps of Northern Ireland, or when we complete our coverage
     283 of Scotland, please
    274284 <a href="scotlandAndNI.html">register your interest</a>.</p>
    275285
    276 <p>For now, our Scottish coverage is growing, but not complete. (We think
    277  we're around half way there). To see what coverage we have, see the
     286<p>For now, our Scottish coverage is growing, but not quite complete.
     287 (We think we're about 80% of the way there, but covering over 90% of the
     288 population). To see what coverage we have, see the
    278289 <a href="/tiles/allmaps.html">large overview map.</a></p>
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    284295<ul>
    285296<li>Richard Fairhurst acquired and scanned the maps of England and Wales,</li>
    286 <li>Richard Fairhurst and Nick Burch are aquiring and scanning maps of
    287  Scotland,</li>
     297<li>Nick Burch, Andrew Rowbottom and Mike Calder have aquired and scanned
     298 the maps of Scotland,</li>
    288299<li>Dominic Hargreaves, David Sheldon and Nick Burch straightened and tiled
    289300 the maps,</li>
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