Thursday, 10 September 2015

New PRONI maps database - sneak peak!

In my recent blog post at summarising current developments at PRONI ( in Belfast, I mentioned that a new maps interface is being developed by the archive, which has some exciting potential for projects which might wish to add data layers on top to create specific project maps.

I now have an exclusive preview image of the new facility, which is expected to go online later in this business year, to give you an idea of what the site will look like:

As can be seen, there is a bar that can be dragged left and right across the screen that allows you to switch between a view of an area on an old Ordnance Survey map and a current map. The data layers can also be switched on and off (e.g. historic churches).

It's going to be very useful, and a lot of fun to use...!

(With thanks to Janet Hancock)


For details on my genealogy guide books, including my recently released Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit

No comments:

Post a Comment