Family Portrait: the Scots-Italians 1890-1940
A map showing where Italians lived or worked in Scotland during the 1930s.
- This map has been created to accompany the free exhibition Family Portrait: The Scots Italians 1890 – 1940 at National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh, 3 December 2015 - 29 January 2016.
- The names and addresses are primarily based on the Scottish entries in the 1936 edition of the Guida Generale Degli Italiani in Gran Bretagna (General Guide to Italians in Great Britain, published in London).
Georeference hundreds of our Early Maps of Scotland.
The Georeferencer application is a collaborative online project, where anyone with access to Internet can help with georeferencing of various historical maps from our collection.
Historic Maps API
A free to use seamless historic map of Great Britain from the 1920s-40s.
This seamless historic mapping API can be:
- embedded in your own website
- used for research purposes
- used as a backdrop in your own applications
- used to create derivative work (such as OpenStreetMap) from it.
Historic Maps Subscription API
A set of detailed historic map layers for use in other websites by subscription.
The Subscription API layers provide:
- detailed historic map coverage of Great Britain and London
- very fast and reliable hosting
- quick and easy ability to incorporate inside your own web applications
- conformance with international web-mapping standards
Lesmahagow Place Names Database
A map-based interface to a detailed gazetteer of place names in the old parish of Lesmagahow
- 4,000 records which relate to over 600 place names in the old parish of Lesmagahow
- view the place names in different orders and search/filter on a text string
- click on the name to position the map at that location, and select a set of georeferenced maps, from the 12th to the 21st century, for viewing the name geographically
- useful for family history researchers, local historians, linguistic place name researchers and anyone with an interest in the area
Map Spy viewer
A map spy viewer for comparing 1900s mapping with present day satellite imagery
- Complements our You are here exhibition (22 July 2016 to 3 April 2017) which zooms out from the Library itself to explore maps of Scotland, Britain and beyond.
- Uses Ordnance Survey mapping at four scales from 1:1 million to 1:10,560 from around 1900 (further details) visible through a circular viewport.
- This is based on the OpenLayers Layer Spy, and we are considering adding this functionality to our Explore Georeferenced Maps viewer - please email email@example.com if you have comments or think this would be useful.
Scotland - Land Use viewer
A split-screen map viewer for comparing 1930s land use with 2015 land use
- compare the 1930s Land Utilisation Survey maps for Scotland with the 2015 Historic Land-use Assessment (HLA Map) layer
- view the significant changes in the Scottish landscape in the 20th century, including afforestation, urbanisation, new reservoirs, and changes to pasture and arable land
- a collaboratiive project with Historic Environment Scotland
Visualising Urban Geographies
A project that provides mapping tools for historians.
Visualising Urban Geographies combines geo-referenced maps with historical information:
- open-source tools to allow historical source material to be interrogated, layered, visualised, and analysed
- new geo-referenced historical maps and boundaries of Edinburgh (1765-1950)
- create your own thematic maps and charts using social and economic data and boundaries
- guides for georeferencing maps, features and putting maps online