[Talk-GB] A new Flickr group for old out-of-copyright OS Maps

Peter Miller peter.miller at itoworld.com
Sun Sep 13 23:06:00 BST 2009


On 13 Sep 2009, at 22:55, Thomas Wood wrote:

> 2009/9/13 Peter Miller <peter.miller at itoworld.com>:
>>
>> On 13 Sep 2009, at 22:41, Thomas Wood wrote:
>>
>>> These maps are already rectified of course, it's usually good to
>>> convert the OS coordinates to Lat/Lons and then set the grid corners
>>> as reference points.
>>
>> But my photographs of the maps will have introduced some tilt and  
>> other
>> distortions, so it does need some control points. Possibly you are  
>> saying
>> that I can calculate the control points from the OS grid references  
>> for the
>> corners. That may indeed be true.
>
> Yes, it is a shame that they're too large to be scanned at once, it'd
> make for a much better image. You seem to have achieved fairly
> reasonable results with a camera though.
>
I would consider getting them scanned, but I have no idea where or how  
much is costs and I had a camera to hand! I tripod would have helped,  
but I was keen to get on with it.

The plan now is to give the maps to the local records office however I  
though I would investigate getting the scanned first - or possibly the  
records office has a suitable scanner. I do know that Steve Chilton  
has access to one, but then there is the problem of getting them there  
and there might also be a charge of course.


Regards,


Peter



> -- 
> Regards,
> Thomas Wood
> (Edgemaster)





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