Changeset 528 for trunk


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Timestamp:
Apr 11, 2007, 2:24:14 PM (13 years ago)
Author:
Nick Burch
Message:

Update scottish coverage in the faq, and new thumbnails

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trunk/npemap.org.uk/static
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  • trunk/npemap.org.uk/static/FAQ.html

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    2626<li><a href="#helpOrthorectifying">The wonkiness is so annoying it drives me mad, and I have experience of orthrectifying maps. Please let me straighten your maps.</a></li>
    2727<li><a href="#gdal">Why didn't you use proj/gdal?</a></li>
    28 <li><a href="#scotlandNI">Why don't you have good mapping data of Scotland and Northern Ireland?</a></li>
     28<li><a href="#scotland">Why did it take you so long to have good mapping data of Scotland?</a></li>
     29<li><a href="#northernIreland">Why don't you have mapping data of Northern Ireland?</a></li>
    2930<li><a href="#who">Who did the work?</a></li>
    3031</ul>
     
    7374<h3>What maps are you using?</h3>
    7475
    75 <p>We have scans of out of copyright OS maps of England and Wales, and for
    76 almost all of Scotland. You can <a href="scotlandAndNI.html">register
    77 interest in future projects involving Northern Ireland, and the completion
    78 of coverage of Scotland</a>.</p>
     76<p>We have scans of out of copyright OS maps of England, Scotland and Wales.
     77You can <a href="scotlandAndNI.html">register interest in future projects
     78involving Northern Ireland</a>.</p>
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    255 <a name="scotlandNI"></a>
    256 <h3>Why don't you have good mapping data of Northern Ireland, and why did it
    257 take you so long to have coverage of Scotland?</h3>
     255<a name="scotland"></a>
     256<h3>Why did it take you so long to have coverage of Scotland?</h3>
    258257
    259258<p>While the Ordnance Survey did create the New Popular Edition maps of
     
    271270 This is why we have only recently been able to offer a high degree of
    272271 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>
     272
     273<p>We now think we have completed our coverage of Scotland. Most of the
     274 maps used are from the 1940s, but there are small numbers of earlier maps
     275 (mostly 1920s), and small numbers of 7<sup>th</sup> edition maps from the
     276 1950s. To see the coverage we have, visit the
     277 <a href="/tiles/allmaps.html">large overview map.</a></p>
     278
     279
     280<a name="northernIreland"></a>
     281<h3>Why don't you have mapping data of Northern Ireland?</h3>
     282
     283<p>For Northern Ireland, the situation is harder than for Scotland,
     284 because the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland didn't produce an
     285 equivalent to the New Popular Edition, instead it produced a number of
     286 updates without altering the name of the edition. So, many of the maps
     287 from the Popular Edition of Northern Ireland are still in Copyright, so
     288 it's hard to know if a given old map is out of copyright just from the
     289 name.</p>
     290<p>Compounding this, it is much harder to track down second hand maps
     291 of Northern Ireland, compared to the difficulty of getting English,
     292 Welsh and Scottish maps of the period. We have also yet to come across
     293 any institutional holdings of old Northern Irish maps where the
     294 holder will allow scans to be made. All we have been able to get is
     295 quarter inch to the mile maps, which don't fit into our tiling scheme,
     296 and are too small for finding postcodes on.</p>
    280297
    281298<p>If you would like to be notified when we do get out of copyright 1 inch
    282  to the mile maps of Northern Ireland, or when we complete our coverage
    283  of Scotland, please
     299 to the mile maps of Northern Ireland, please
    284300 <a href="scotlandAndNI.html">register your interest</a>.</p>
    285 
    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
    289  <a href="/tiles/allmaps.html">large overview map.</a></p>
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  • trunk/npemap.org.uk/static/scotlandAndNI.html

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    1 <!--#set var="title" value="Scotland and Northern Ireland" -->
     1<!--#set var="title" value="Northern Ireland" -->
    22<!--#set var="shownav" value="yes" -->
    33<!--#include virtual="inc/header.shtml" -->
     
    55<p>You may have noticed on the main map that the UK is looking a little
    66 different from usual. We don't have 1 inch to the mile mapping of
    7  Northern Ireland, so it is missing at the moment, and we have a few
    8  gaps in Scotland.
     7 Northern Ireland, so it is missing at the moment. Until very recently,
     8 we didn't have full coverage of Scotland, though we do now.
    99</p>
    1010
     
    1212to do some work on them, and adjust them to fit in with our tiling schemes.</p>
    1313
    14 <p>(Longer term, we are looking to buy and scan in the 7<sup>th</sup> Edition
    15  1 inch to the mile maps of Northern Ireland. However, most of
    16  these won't come out of copyright for a few years still, so it's not a
    17  quick solution).</p>
     14<p>(Longer term, we are looking to buy and scan in the later Popular Edition
     15 1 inch to the mile maps of Northern Ireland. However, many of
     16 these won't come out of copyright for a few years still, and those that
     17 are are tricky to find, so it's not a quick solution).</p>
    1818
    1919<p>If you wish to be kept informed of our progress on getting these up, please
     
    2727<p>
    2828Interest: <br/>
     29<!--
    2930<input type="checkbox" name="scotland" id="scotland"/><label for="scotland">Scotland</label><br/>
    30 <input type="checkbox" name="northernireland" id="northernireland" /><label for="northernireland">Northern Ireland</label><br/>
     31-->
     32<input type="checkbox" name="northernireland" id="northernireland" checked /><label for="northernireland">Northern Ireland</label><br/>
    3133</p>
    3234<input type="submit" value="Submit"/>
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