Tag Archives: A Vision of Britain through Time

Website issues

Apologies if you have had trouble accessing our main website A Vision of Britain through Time in the last few days. We know there is a problem and we are trying to fix it. We hope to get normal service … Continue reading

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New travel writer: William Gilpin, Observations on the River Wye

We have just added another book to our collection of historical British travel writing, William Gilpin’s Observations of the River Wye, and several parts of South Wales (London: Cadell Junior and W. Davies, 1800), describing journeys along the whole length … Continue reading

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New article on GBH GIS/”Vision of Britain” information architecture

An article has just appeared in the journal Historical Methods about the information architecture underlying the web site A Vision of Britain through Time: Rebuilding the Great Britain Historical GIS, Part 2: A Geo-Spatial Ontology of Administrative Units (Historical Methods, … Continue reading

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A page we don’t want you to see …

Touch wood, we have sorted out the problem that caused the new site to crash just a couple of days after it went live, but there will inevitably continue to be occasional “outages” — and Murphy’s Law specifies that they … Continue reading

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New Expert Search for “places”

This is the first of a series of posts about new features in the site we launched last week. In the previous version of A Vision of Britain through Time, the Expert Search page just linked to various other pages … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the launch of Old Maps Online

Now the Old Maps Online website has been live and accessible to the public for just over two weeks and the initial flurry of publicity is over we have a little time to pause and reflect on how the launch … Continue reading

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Detailed occupational statistics for individual parishes in 1881 now on-line

We have just made a very large addition to the statistical content in A Vision of Britain through Time: detailed occupational structure data for each Civil Parish in England and Wales in 1881. However they are a little hard to … Continue reading

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UK Archives Discovery Forum Meeting (21st March 2012)

The National Archives will host a day for the United Kingdom Archives Discovery (UKAD) Forum in March again this year. This network is a collaborative group of archives and other information professionals who work towards opening up data in order to promote the … Continue reading

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Working with our descriptive gazetteers

A couple of my recent posts have been about defining additional places. This work has partly been about finding geographical locations for administrative units which were previously defined by hierarchic position, meaning the county or district they were part of. … Continue reading

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Another 1,600 places added to A Vision of Britain through Time

This is a particularly big extension, just in time for Christmas. Pretty much all villages of any size are now covered, whether or not any administrative units were named after them. Adding places Adding “places” is not about extending our … Continue reading

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