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torstan
04-05-2011, 01:18 PM
Not sure if this has been posted before but I saw this link go round on twitter today. It's a really nice use of the Google Maps API for old maps of the UK:

http://www.nls.tileserver.com/

Ascension
04-05-2011, 03:19 PM
I can't even begin to imagine the amount of time it took to make those various maps, yowza.

ravells
04-05-2011, 06:21 PM
Stunning! You often see those old maps for sale at charity shops, but for someone to stitch them all together like that, wow.

monks
04-05-2011, 08:20 PM
Love it! Yes, some serious organisation needed to get all those in there like that.
I used to look at these maps when I was a kid- the contour ones, and got a strange pleasure form it heh. My grandad had an old Times map of the world on his wall. I remember looking at that with interest (my grandad had served in WW2 and had been around a bit)- I must have been 3 or 4. Yes, I can still remember it. It takes some doing to get all of that info in there and still make it readable!