Tag Archives: historical mapping

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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Help us record place names from old maps

Today we are launching a new website, http://www.gb1900.org, which needs your help! We are looking for on-line volunteers to transcribe and confirm all the place names from early twentieth century six inch to one mile scale maps of Great Britain. … Continue reading

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ESSH conference April 2012

The European Social Science History Conference, organised by the International Institute   of Social History, took take place in Glasgow on 11-14th April 2012. It focused on using social science methods to explain historical phenomena. Members of the project team … 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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New website launched: Old Maps Online

Today sees the UK launch of a new website Old Maps Online. Created in collaboration between the Great Britain Historical GIS Project based at the University of Portsmouth and Klokan Technologies GmbH based in Switzerland and funded by JISC as … Continue reading

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New ‘Old Maps Online’ project funded by Joint Information Systems Committee

The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) have awarded the University of Portsmouth, and the GB Historical GIS project team, a new grant of £139,900 as part of their JISC Content Programme for 2011-13. The new project is called Old Maps … Continue reading

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Mapping the past, present and future event

On Tuesday October 18th 2011 Project Director Humphrey Southall will take part in the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals Local Studies Group South event ‘Mapping the past, present and future: how to utilise maps inside and outside your … Continue reading

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