UK: Digimap for Schools has added a new historic map layer to its online map service, extending its potential for use in schools across a wider spectrum of the national curriculum. The new historic map layer features mapping from the 1890s and covers the whole of Great Britain. Since its launch in 2010, the service has been adopted by over 20% of secondary schools. With the new maps, users will be able to overlay the historic maps over current mapping and compare changes in the landscape in their areas and beyond.
Digimap for Schools is an online application developed by EDINA at the University of Edinburgh. It gives schools easy access to a variety of mapping scales including Ordnance Survey’s most detailed OS MasterMap and the famous OS Explorer mapping at 1:25,000 scale. The historic Ordnance Survey maps have been scanned and geo-referenced by the National Library of Scotland (NLS) and made available in Digimap for Schools. The maps were originally published between 1895 and 1899 as the Revised New Series in England and Wales and the 2nd Edition in Scotland.
Source: Ordnance Survey