Stretching things a bit…

Long-time reader reader and friend of the blog Bev Lloyd pointed out via Facebook that she liked the topographic thing I occasionally do with maps, where I pull them into 3D representations of the contours they cover. I do this with a bit of specialist mapping software, and It can be a useful way of visualising the physical landscape. I did this yesterday in the Anglesey Basin drift shaft post.

Bev asked if I could do one for Brownhills, so I thought I’d use the A-Z as a basemap. The vertical exaggeration is about 5x, but it is to scale.

Since it’s holiday weekend, if anyone want a specific one, I’ll gladly oblige… just comment any requests to this post. Cheers.

The latest A-Z mapping brought to life looking southwards from high above the Hussey Estate. Click for a larger version.

Lichfield and the hills of the southeastern Cannock Chase from above Whittington. Muckley Corner is mid upper left. The mapping is Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Pathfinder. Click for a larger version.

I can even do the trick with old mapping. This is early 1900s 1:50,000 popular edition drafting of Barr Beacon from Great Barr. Walsall is upper left. Click for a larger version.

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2 Responses to Stretching things a bit…

  1. stymaster says:

    That’s cool. How about Spring Cottage —> Shire Oak, if you have a chance?

  2. Alex says:

    Ooh, one showing the area around Longdon would be nice 🙂

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