[OSM-talk-ie] Civil Parish and Barony Map Sheets

Dave Corley davecorley at gmail.com
Wed Feb 11 00:24:38 UTC 2015


This is fantastic news, nice work Brian &  Donal.
On 11 Feb 2015 00:30, "Donal Diamond" <donal.diamond at gmail.com> wrote:

> Good news!
>
> I went hunting for map sheets that show Civil Parish boundaries and found a
> new source at NUIG.
>
> Brian Hollinshead (brianh) kindly liased with the James Hardiman Library,
> National University of Ireland, Galway and got permission for use of map
> sheets for OSM use.
>
> http://archives.library.nuigalway.ie/memorial/memorial-atlas.html
>
> I've uploaded some of the sheets to mapwarper here:
>
> http://mapwarper.net/maps/tag/Memorial%20Atlas%20of%20Ireland
>
> And I've started a map viewer where u can overlay townlands, civil parishes
> and baronies at:
>
>
> http://maps.openstreetmap.ie/civilparish_barony.html?zoom=9&lat=52.61135&lon=-7.97937&layers=BFTTFFFF
>
> Carlow is also available in Josm imagery list.
>
> The Civil parish boundaries on the map sheets correspond to our townland
> boundaries quite well but I have found the odd error.  So use the sheets as
> a starting point to identify what townlands are in what civil parish.
>
> If in doubt, refer to the 1901 townland index and 1911 supplements on
> histpop:
>  1901:  http://url.ie/y5tl              (don't forget to check errata as
> well)
>  1911:  http://url.ie/y5tm
>
> You can also look at townland lists for each civil parish at:
>   http://www.irishancestors.ie/search/townlands/parish_index.php
>
> This database has lists from 1901  which would be preferable than using the
> db at seanrua which is based off 1830s index.
>
> Even if you have already finished mapping baronies and civil parishes in
> your county, please consider warping the sheet for us. Please able to
> return a fully rectified set of sheets to NUIG is a fair exchange for them
> making them available to us.
>
> Enjoy!
>
> Donal
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