[OSM-talk] Roman road map of Britain
bareman at tpg.com.au
Mon Jan 2 17:44:37 GMT 2012
On Mon, 02 Jan 2012 18:22:25 +0100
Michael Collinson <mike at ayeltd.biz> wrote:
> Dear Keith,
> I found your Roman road maps
> http://keithbriggs.info/Roman_road_maps.html and greatly enjoyed looking
> at them. Thank you for making them available.
> I wonder if you would be willing to share the coordinate data used to
> map the roads? I am an OpenStreetMap contributor
> http://www.openstreetmap.org . I also have an interest in mapping UK
> roman roads and historic mining sites so that anyone can make specialist
> maps from the data. One resource the project has developed is the
> ability to trace directly from out-of-copyright Ordnance Survey maps. I
> am using this but it is a slow business and we cannot use anything
> published later than the 1950s (crown copyright is 50 years).
> You can see our progress here: http://maps3.org.uk/tiles/historic.html
> Roman roads are marked in blue. All the underlying data is publicly
> available from the project's database.
> I am also cc'ing Mick who has an independent interest in the same area.
> Michael Collinson
> PS Just reading http://keithbriggs.info/Bayes_placenames-2.html . It is
I have my 'close approximation' digitisation of Keith Briggs full map of roads and places as separate MapInfo layers I could send you although I am a bit concerned about copyright, Briggs seems to have worked from a book by Margary that was published in 1957 so is still under copyright. If needed I know I could convert it to ESRI shape file, think I can convert to OSM XML file too but I'd need to research that one.
I have been using Bill Thayer's Lacus Curtius site http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/Places/Europe/Great_Britain/_Periods/Roman/home.html
It seems to be down right now, it seems to do that every holiday weekend.
let me know
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