[Talk-GB] 'Romantic London' - reusing Horwood's 1790's map

Stuart Reynolds stuart at travelinesoutheast.org.uk
Tue Oct 27 14:41:58 UTC 2015

For those of you interested in old maps generally, you may already be aware of the site http://www.mapco.net/ which has a wide selection of freely-viewable historical maps of London and other places. They are only images, and they are not digitised, however they are very useful for finding old places and tracking changes of street names. Note that they are copyrighted images so we can’t use them in OSM (as far as I can tell) - see http://www.mapco.net/terms.htm - but for people who are generally interested in maps you might find it of interest!


On 27 Oct 2015, at 13:30, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk<mailto:andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk>> wrote:

I witnessed a fascinating presentation, this morning, on a project
which has digitised the first map of London at building level, and
overlays it with data from other sources:


The data sets are freely available, but the British Library claims
copyright over the map images - I'm sure some of you will have your
own views about this.

I shall notify the project's creator, Dr Matthew Sangster, about this
post, and invite him to join this list. He would be a good speaker for
a future OSM conference.

Andy Mabbett

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