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What we have changed in the content

Newly released occupation and industry data at the UK Data Service

As previous indicated we’re overhauling our historical statistics held at the UK Data Service. Each dataset is released under new easier access licence conditions (CC-BY-SA), complementing the download options on our own Vision of Britain site. We’ve done more cleaning, where possible … Continue reading

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New releases of our data at the UK Data Service

We’ve been overhauling our historical statistics held at the UK Data Service, hence the recent embargo of our data held there. When each dataset is ready it’ll be released under new easier access licence conditions (CC-BY-SA), complementing the download options … Continue reading

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Don’t Lose Your Way

An estimated 10,000 miles of footpaths across England and Wales are under threat of being lost forever, but today marks the beginning of a new digital project to identify them all before it is too late. We’re supporting the Ramblers’ … Continue reading

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Hot off the press – new articles published

Twice in the space of two days we have been able to celebrate the successful publication of an article. On Monday we arrived back in the office to discover the Historical Methods theme issue on crowd-sourcing and citizen science had … Continue reading

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Download problem for protected data resolved

We think we’ve resolved the issues that registered UK Federation users were having with downloading our protected data from A Vision of Britain through Time. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. N.B. For the time being you may find it requires two … Continue reading

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Problem with protected download data from Vision of Britain

Apologies if you are having problems with downloading our protected data from A Vision of Britain through Time. We are aware of the problem, and are working on finding the cause. However, our current capacity to sort this kind of … Continue reading

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GB1900 project – first case study

The GB1900 project, to transcribe all the text from OS six inch to the mile maps of Great Britain from around 1900, is progressing well. Since launch in late September our 866 registered volunteers have between them done over 1.6million … Continue reading

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Updating Vision of Britain to include 2011 census information

We are currently working to revise A Vision of Britain through Time to include the 2011 Census of Population. Our aim is to launch a revised site in the spring of 2016. This means not just adding 2011 statistical data, … Continue reading

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New travel writing: Thomas Pennant’s tour of Scotland in 1769

We have just added another tour to our collection of travel writing. This is Thomas Pennant’s A Tour in Scotland 1769, joining his later The Journey from Chester to London (1780). The book ends with a simple list of the … Continue reading

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We now have more detailed Irish historical maps

We are continuing to improve our coverage of Ireland. Up to now, the only historical mapping was what we have for more or less the whole of Europe: 1:500,000 maps published by the British General Staff Geographical Survey in the … Continue reading

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