[Talk-GB] More old OS maps

Nick Burch openstreetmap at gagravarr.org
Wed Nov 8 17:33:02 GMT 2006

> A chap on the ordnancemaps mailing list
> (http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/ordnancemaps/) has a large number of
> out-of-copyright 25in-to-the-mile maps available. Apparently they date
> from c. 1905 to the 1940s.

Wow, 25 inch to the mile is pretty detailed.

I suspect that if we scaled them out to be 2-4x the detail of the current 
npemaps stuff, they'll be too hard to read (since the features will be too 
small). If we try to show them at their real size, they'll be too zoomed 
in to be useful for postcode stuff, and the size of the whole country 
would be too large to host.


>> Anyway, I have re-enrolled as I have just bought about 7,000 25" maps,
>> mostly Suffolk, Norfolk, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire - but going
>> from Scotland down to the Scilly Isles. I'm happy to offer a 'look-up'
>> service but also would like to sell some off to reduce the 10 plan
>> chests I have down to about 4. Is it ok to offer them to members
>> through the group? Don't want to tread on anyones toes...:)
>> There are a lot more that are under threat of destruction if I don't
>> buy them, I'm desperately trying to find somewhere to store them.
>> Dave King
>> dave.king4 at btinternet.com
> Any takers? Could we do anything with these?
> cheers
> Richard
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