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Sources of Maps on the Internet for Local Historians

These include:-

Historical Mapping

A Vision of Britain through time

Comprehensive set of topographical, land use and administration maps from the 19th and 20th centuries for Great Britain. Most of the maps are at a scale of 1:63360 (1-inch).

British History Online

Ordnance Survey mapping for the whole of Gloucestershire at a scale of 1:10560 (6-inch) circa 1900 (low resolution).

National Library of Scotland

Ordnance Survey Maps, 1-inch (1:63360) Revised new series, England and Wales, 1892-1908

New Popular Edition Maps

Ordnance Survey Maps, 1-inch (1:63360) New Popular Edition series, England and Wales, 1940s-1950s

Where's the Path?

Dual map display: the choice of maps in each panel is from Google (Map, Satellite, Hybrid or Terrain), Ordnance Survey (modern at a scale of 1:50000, old - various at scales of 1:63360 (1-inch)and 1:25000 (2½-inch)), Geological (Bedrock and Deposits). It is possible to read off the National Grid Reference for the cursor position.

Old-Maps

Ordnance Survey mapping at scales of 1:10560 and 1:25000 (6-inch and 25-inch) from circa 1880 to 1970s. Note only a small portion of each map may be seen (for free) but it is useful for tracing the development of a site over the years.

Coaley.net (Maps section)

This site: 19th century maps of Gloucestershire and more than 80 Ordnance Survey maps for the county at a scale of 1:10560 (6-inch) dating between the 1880s and 1920s (high resolution).

Modern Mapping

MAGIC (Natural England)

The MAGIC website provides geographic information about the natural environment from across government. The information covers rural, urban, coastal and marine environments across Great Britain. It is possible to zoom into a scale of about 1:2500 and read off the National Grid Reference for the cursor position.

Street Map

Site opens centred on Gloucester. One of the maps layers is the Ordnance Survey Explorer map (1:25000).

OpenStreetMap (OSM)

This is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. Site opens centred on Gloucester.

Google Maps

Site opens centred on Gloucester.

Bing Maps

Site opens centred on Gloucester. One of the maps layers is the Ordnance Survey Explorer map (1:25000).

Where's the Path?

See Historic Mapping above

Grab a Grid Reference

Dual map display. Left hand panel shows Google (Map, Satellite, Hybrid or Terrain)and right hand panel shows Ordnance Survey at various scales (smallest 1:10000). It is possible to read off the National Grid Reference for the cursor position.

Gloucestershire County Council Mapping Tool

Site opens showing the full extent of the County. Search by address, postcode or street. It is possible to zoom into a scale of about 1:2500.