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Offline Sentinel S4

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Re: Sheerness with chart
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2013, 20:18:41 »
Fair point Davpott, I was only pointing out that the land side is some 60 years out of date. I was also looking from the rail point of view as the inconsistencies are pretty big.

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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2013, 18:35:33 »
As pointed out earlier this is a chart not a map.

The bottom left has a note that an area was dredged in 1943. That doesn't stop the landside being out of date by sixty or more years as it matters little if anything when at sea. As long as the coastline, depths, buoys, lights and signals are correct it doesn't matter to a navigator if the railway station had moved since the first edition of the chart was drawn.

   

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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2013, 12:19:28 »
On some maps/charts the " new" railway lines were often added later to avoid printing new maps.
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2013, 11:53:36 »
The parts of this chart for the land are very old. There is no branch into the Dock Yard, the trains still have to reverse to the Sheerness-on-Sea station, yet part of the Sheppey light is shown. Odd, as by the time that was built, Sheerness-on-Sea was the main station and the old terminal at Bluetown was semi abandoned plus the Dock Yard branch was in. Yet the siding for the power station is shown but the tram line is not. I cannot speak for anything beyond the high tide mark, so over to those who know about Marine Charts.

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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013, 11:33:31 »
The stretch of road between the Town Clock and Trinity Church is written on the map as Edward Street, which it used to be called before becoming all The Broadway.

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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2013, 11:00:36 »
More likely 19th century, no Jefferson Rd, St George's Ave. etc.

Other features: the new railway station, name Marine Town rather than Banks Town. I can't read the name on the Broadway, that could be significant. Older maps often get re-used without full updates. This looks like a sea chart, so anything concerning the water should be updated, but on land only critical landmarks visible from the sea.

Dredging information refers to 1943 and 1945.

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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2013, 10:07:15 »
Post Leysdown Railway, also looks like post 1943 as well.

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