Wednesday 30 May 2012

20th C British OS maps on NLS website

From the National Library of Scotland (

An additional 2,000 maps are now available on our website, which form our most detailed map series online to cover all of Great Britain. The Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 series (1937-1961) was the forerunner of the modern Explorer and Outdoor Leisure series. It shows features such as field boundaries, footpaths, and types of woodland in the countryside, and it is also useful for showing railways, roads, as well as types of buildings in towns.

The series is available as individual sheets and georeferenced as a mosaic allowing comparison with modern map and satellite images.

(With thanks to the NLS newsletter)


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