Projects

Family Portrait: the Scots-Italians 1890-1940

A map showing where Italians lived or worked in Scotland during the 1930s.

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GB1900 place name project

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The GB1900 Project is creating a detailed list of the estimated three million place names on Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile maps of Britain (1888-1913). The project ran between September 2016 and December 2017, successfully collecting over 3 million names by volunteers - read our press release or the GB1900 - About page for further details.

The GB1900 dot distribution maps allow the initial results of the GB1900 transcriptions to be viewed. You can zoom in on any place name, click on it, and read the name. There are also related pages allowing names needing confirming to be viewed, and initial demonstration distributions of features and names - for example, for quarries and collieries or 'common' names. Work is ongoing to categorise, clean, and present the names as a freely-available gazetteer.


Historic Maps API

A free to use seamless historic map of Great Britain from the 1920s-40s.

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This seamless historic mapping API can be:


Historic Maps Subscription API

A set of detailed historic map layers for use in other websites by subscription.

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The Subscription API layers provide:


Lesmahagow Place Names Database

A map-based interface to a detailed gazetteer of place names in the old parish of Lesmagahow

Lesmahagow Place Names Database
 
 

Thomas Pennant map tours viewer

A viewer showing the itineraries of Thomas Pennant and his Tours to Scotland, 1769 and 1772

Thomas Pennant map viewer
 
 

Scotland - Land Use viewer

A split-screen map viewer for comparing 1930s land use with 2015 land use

Scotland - Land Use viewer
 
 

Visualising Urban Geographies

A project that provides mapping tools for historians.

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Visualising Urban Geographies combines geo-referenced maps with historical information: