[talk-au] FYI Public Records VIC - Map Warper

Adam Horan ahoran at gmail.com
Tue Sep 7 04:55:00 UTC 2021


As a group of people interested in Australia, Maps, crowdsourcing and open
data, I'm going to assume you'll also be interested in Map Warper. It's an
online tool allowing alignment and rectification of old (any really) maps
to reality. https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/MapWarper

I've been playing with the version hosted for Public Records Office Vic at
https://mapwarper.prov.vic.gov.au/
There's 12091 old maps and plans on the site, some have been rectified, and
some await rectification.

I've been finding looking at these old maps absolutely fascinating. You can
see which roads have moved or not, towns that were planned to be much
larger and have shrunk, roads that have returned to tracks, or disappeared,
original (Aboriginal sounding) place names that have been retained or lost.
You can also appreciate the skill and accuracy of the surveyors of 100+
years ago, there are coastlines and rivers mapped in more detail here than
in OSM.

Usability is a bit average, but the content is interesting.

Regards,

Adam
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