Monday, March 16, 2009

Historical map overlays at the NLS

The National Library of Scotland (NLS), who have already done so much to make their historical map collections freely available online, have just released a new website which allows their Scottish large-scale Ordnance Survey town plans dating from 1847 to 1895 to be viewed in a new way. The plans have been geo-referenced to provide a seamless layer on top of Google and Virtual Earth satellite and maps, enabling the past and present to be directly compared through a simple interface.
Access: Free