[OSGeo-Discuss] Seeking historical map + modern reference map

Ian Turton ijturton at gmail.com
Wed May 3 08:03:57 PDT 2006

On 5/3/06, Markus Neteler <neteler.osgeo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> to illustrate the GIS capabilities of georeferencing scanned historical
> maps to a modern reference map, I am seeking a sample pair.
> Is anyone willing to "donate" it (be in public, be privately)?
> As European citizen I have the wel known problems to get
> such material...

There is a WMS of scanned UK Historical maps at www.visionofbritain.org.uk
- http://vision.edina.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wms-vision?request=getcapabilities which
are all out of copyright (and interestingly contain the OS National Grid
lines which OS claim to still hold copyright on). For modern data OS have
released two tiles of mastermap
allow people to experiment on it.



Ian Turton
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