Resources => Maps and Plans Links => Topic started by: davpott on November 25, 2015, 14:27:13

Title: Online maps (also Warden Point)
Post by: davpott on November 25, 2015, 14:27:13
I've just come across a very useful tool on the National Library of Scotland's website (of all places).

NLS have put a very large number of old maps of England and of more interest to us, of Kent on line. They can be zoomed in far more than the free English websites will permit

What I have found is the ability to overlay the maps with Bing maps and satellite imagery enabling fairly easy comparison of changes over time.

The link should take you to Warden Point.

Near the bottom of the left hand box below where it says  "Change transparency of overlay" there is a blue slider button to change the view from old map to new map/Satellite image.

http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=17&lat=51.4166&lon=0.9012&layers=176
Title: Re: Online maps (also Warden Point)
Post by: filmer01 on November 25, 2015, 17:46:04
I found this recently as well, very informative but way too addictive - on there for hours  :) :)
Title: Re: Online maps (also Warden Point)
Post by: DS239 on January 14, 2016, 19:46:08
Yes, a very useful resource, another one may be found at: http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/maps/ (http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/maps/) with the historic Ordnance Survey maps being particularly interesting, I found the OS 7th series 1" and the 1:25,000 most engrossing!  :)