Author Topic: new, very detailed, map of London, 1885  (Read 2766 times)

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new, very detailed, map of London, 1885
« on: Friday 01 November 13 11:53 GMT (UK) »
I'm lying. Sorry about that, but bear with me.

I am a long standing fan of some panorama creation software called Hugin.

It can be used for many cool and interesting things, including stitching partial scans into larger scans.

http://hugin.sourceforge.net/tutorials/scans/en.shtml

As I'm sure many people here know, londonancestors have some very useful maps of London:
Boundary Commission Maps, 1885 - London Borough Maps.

http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/maps.htm

I have made extensive use of their Islington one.

"back in the day" their 2Mb high-res maps might have taken a while to come down your 56k modem. These days - not so much.

And so to my project. I downloaded "most" of the 1885 maps, and made a Hugin project that stitched them all together.

So - for anyone that can install hugin, and download the maps, and overcome the teensy hugin learning curve, a 6 inch to the mile map of most of 1885 London awaits.

Download the attached txt file, change the extension to ".pto" load into hugin, then download all the images.

Around 5-10 minutes later, you should have a resource-hungry map. Enjoy!

I've attached a low-res "teaser map" to convince you it's worth the effort.

  BugBear
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WOMACK Norfolk/Suffolk

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