Reader Bill Bishop has written to me to share something wonderful, which I just have to quickly show blog readers, as I know most of you love perusing old maps just like I do.
Bill has found part of the wonderful National Library of Scotland (NLS) Archive where one can overlay quite a few maps over current Google Earth imagery and adjust transparency, forming an endless, tuneable overlay.
This is something that’s going to make my life a whole bunch easier – I had no idea it existed and my thanks to Bill for spotting and sharing it.
I’ve seen loads of posts about now and then maps… there is finally a site where you can compare then and now maps.
It has a few old Ordnance Survey maps that overlay google maps and the overlays are quite accurate. For example, I chose the map overlay O/S six inch 1888 – 1913 over brownhills then moved the transparency slider of the overlay to show the Google map and well the rest will explain itself.
There are a few O/S maps to choose from…
I’m sure if youve not already seen this site you will enjoy it, I’ve lost many hours enjoying it.
As I say, my thanks to Bill and if you find anything interesting, please share it with readers – either comment here, or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Goopglemail dot com.