[Talk-GB] UK war office maps of Africa digitised

SK53 sk53.osm at gmail.com
Sun Jan 31 20:42:17 UTC 2016

There is/was a mapwarper instance for wikimedia. I don't have the details
to hand, but perhaps Tim Waters will be able to tell us.

I think the problem with older maps of Africa and Asia is that a lot more
has changed than in Britain in the same period.

The set of maps which BL has digitised which I'd be very interested in are
city insurance maps. Certainly Leicester, Nottingham & Belfast are covered.
As far as I know these have not been made available on wikimedia.


On 31 January 2016 at 20:04, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net> wrote:

> Andy Mabbett wrote:
> > David Woolley wrote:
> > > Are you really asking if anyone is prepared to fund the tile server,
> > > and donate time to any georeferencing needed?
> > I'm asking what the *potential* is for that, or any other necessary
> > steps, to be done.
> For individual sheets like this, I think Mapwarper (mapwarper.net) is
> going
> to be your best bet. It's not the sort of task that's well suited to the
> techcentric skillset of OSM Operations (by which I mean Grant :) ) and I'd
> be surprised if there were any local chapters willing to take it on, though
> you could try HOT, perhaps.
> But at heart - if you'd like to get some of these rectified, load them into
> Mapwarper and have a play! And if you find it works, then you can recruit
> more people to the cause.
> cheers
> Richard
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