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Author Mapping and other issues
robnorthwales

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Posted: 10/01/2009 10:39:44
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As a continuation of the discussion regarding copyrights on maps and photos that was happening the other day, I know of various sites where maps are available (on a legitimate basis) to browse through, though not generally to print off.
For example : [web link] has a full set of 1:10560 maps available to browse through, along with some (more city-based) 1:2500

Also, [web link] has a fully zoomable map covering Wales, including detailed grid references.

For any admins that read this, what do people think of an idea of a new set of links for research purposes.

Comments, brickbats and other links welcomed ...

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Posted: 10/01/2009 11:07:54
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I think that's a good idea Rob.

They could (as you say) go in a new block on the links page. Or the site already has a section called 'Mining Articles' [web link] which Vanoord demanded that I wrote so he could write some articles. An article on mapping, mapping resources and mapping links could be put together I guess.

If anybody does want to submit an article for this section of the site (not just underground exploration, but surface trips reports, specifics of techniques, machinery etc.) then it would be very gratefully received Flowers

Similarly there's a Mining News section [web link] which is crying out for some content Smile (Industry news, club news, explorations, digs etc).

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robnorthwales

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Posted: 10/01/2009 11:14:17
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Thanks Simon.

The only reason I'd suggested a new set for the links was that it would (hopefully) keep all the mapping websites together, but if you think it's best with the existing Articles section then I'm not going to argue (me + html = Guns )

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Posted: 10/01/2009 12:34:35
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A blocks of links would suffice I'm sure.

But if anybody did want to provide an article, about this, or anythign relevant, all I need is the text and I can do the pages.

I'll probably volunteer Vanoord to look after the mining articles section Laugh

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Posted: 12/01/2009 15:44:00
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robnorthwales wrote:

...... I know of various sites where maps are available (on a legitimate basis) to browse through, though not generally to print off.
For example : [web link] has a full set of 1:10560 maps available to browse through, along with some (more city-based) 1:2500

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The British History site uses the same base data as the old-maps site i.e the Landmark scanned ones. The best thing to be said in its favour is that at least you can get at the 1:2500 city maps, albeit through a keyhole, the second best thing is that at least the maps don't have the old-maps watermark all over them. I could say more.....but I'm feeling kind.

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robnorthwales

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Posted: 12/01/2009 17:39:55
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Oh, I agree totally, it's not the best arrangement, and can, when you get to the edge of a map, be a pain. In contrast, the coflein system is a lot better, though some of the map 'joins' are weak.

Anyone got any more sites ?

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Posted: 12/01/2009 19:50:57
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robnorthwales wrote:

Oh, I agree totally, it's not the best arrangement, and can, when you get to the edge of a map, be a pain. In contrast, the coflein system is a lot better, though some of the map 'joins' are weak.

Anyone got any more sites ?


Am I missing something? When I go to the COFLEIN site I get a modern map, not an old map. What am I doing wrong? There are some excellent photos and documents on there.

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Posted: 12/01/2009 21:52:11
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My apologies, I didn't write that as well as I could have done.
What I meant to say was that, although the coflein mapping is modern, and fully zoomable, in a few places they seem to have screwed up the overlap of the paper maps.

I'll try to make sense in future ... I say that a lot

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Posted: 12/01/2009 22:01:40
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Thanks for clearing that up Rob, I thought it was me missing an onward link or something to older maps.

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Posted: 12/01/2009 22:31:10
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Nope, just me being a bit dim

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