1930s OS maps of the UK
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:
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I can't even begin to imagine the amount of time it took to make those various maps, yowza.
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Stunning! You often see those old maps for sale at charity shops, but for someone to stitch them all together like that, wow.
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!
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