The second phase of the National Library of Scotland's pilot of new web-mapping projects has been introduced to our website, with the addition of 45,000 records for Ordnance Survey National Grid paper maps for Scotland, 1944-1991. Although the OS maps themselves are not viewable, the application allows web users to identify which maps are available for any location in Scotland from that period, and provides the map sheet details useful for consulting the maps in the Library or elsewhere. As well of being of general interest, this information is particularly useful for lawyers, archaeologists and site consultants.
Web-mapping allows users to access selected 'geo-referenced' material from our collections via a dynamic map of Scotland. Our pilot scheme was initiated earlier in the year when we introduced the search application for bathymetrical charts of Scottish freshwater lochs. Find out more about our web-mapping trial at http://geo.nls.uk. User feedback on these search interfaces will help further developments.
3 December 2004