Transcription projects

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Map Transcription Projects

From February - May 2022, we initiated a set of new collaborative projects to transcribe features and text from maps. We have gathered all of the placenames from the Roy Military Survey maps of Scotland (1747-55), traced footpaths from Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile maps of Scotland (ca.1900s), and gathered text from Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile mapping of Edinburgh.

Map Transcriptions 2022 - event

Watch our closing event held on Tuesday 8 November 2022 at 17.00 which looked at the impact and value of these projects, and thanked everyone who helped. The event included a welcome from Amina Shah, National Librarian at NLS, and then from 8 speakers who each looked at the value of the transcription projects from different perspectives: