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  • Indexes were certainly produced, usually at 6-inch scale, and they usually accompany the lets sent under legal deposit to the British Library, when the maps were first published. I'm pretty certain I didn't see any indexes in the 1:500 ex-OS copies I inspected at BL in 2009. R.O. From: ordnancemaps@^$1 on behalf of lez@^$2 [ordnancemaps] Sent: 11 August 2017 06:00:10 To...
    Oliver, Richard 11 Aug
  • It is not correct that OS 'sold off' its archive: it was dispersed, in c.2008-10. Most of the small-scale material, and also 1:500-528-1056 C19 'town scales', went to the British Library; I understand a lot of 1:2500 County Series went to Cambridge University Library - previously weak in this area - and other maps went to local record offices and the like. TNA did, apparently...
    Oliver, Richard 10 Aug
  • ...the future. "" I was not impressed with their reasoning. Peter Stubbs ---- On Tue, 08 Aug 2017 19:31:33 +0100 'Oliver, Richard' R.R.Oliver@^$3 [ordnancemaps] wrote ---- > > Enough! Inspired by the story of the great pro-1:25,000 protest in 1973, I have sent the following...
    Oliver, Richard 9 Aug
  • Enough! Inspired by the story of the great pro-1:25,000 protest in 1973, I have sent the following to OS's customer relations: "As a student both of Ordnance Survey mapping and of the English language, I would be interested to know how you square the frustration in the e-mail thread below, of not being able to have the title of OS Custom Maps on the spine, with your oft-repeated...
    Oliver, Richard 8 Aug
  • I have never bought a folded custom map, but if the software permitted a customised spine title then, then surely it should do so now. It's evident that whoever decided this doesn't USE maps! I suggest you push it up the OS hierarchy - what about that Clifford chap? R.O. From: ordnancemaps@^$1 on behalf of Peter Stubbs peterstubbs@^$2 [ordnancemaps] Sent: 02 August 2017 11:00:54...
    Oliver, Richard 2 Aug
  • A few days ago OS launched mapping of open spaces: it can be tried at www.osmaps.uk/greenspace . The object appears to be to map publicly accessible open space for sport and other physical recreation, but the areas that I have investigated so far produce curious results: golf courses appear, but 'access land', including Woodland Trust and National Trust areas, do not! Have I just...
    Oliver, Richard 15 Jul
  • David's reply is at odds with mine - which I wrote without seeing David's - but I think that the two can be reconciled if there was a change of practice at some time. 1:2500 Lincolnshire 45.12, 2nd edition 1906 (revised 1905: available from Alan Godfrey) shows all the public houses, etc, I know of in Market Rasen EXCEPT for my 6th form watering hole, The George in George St, which...
    Oliver, Richard 22 May
  • I do not know of any instruction to name licensed premises selectively, and in default of finding one I would assume that naming or otherwise was dictated by considerations of space. Richard Oliver From: ordnancemaps@^$1 on behalf of MICHAEL FREEMAN michael.freeman9@^$2 [ordnancemaps] Sent: 21 May 2017 08:15:13 To: ordnancemaps@^$3 Subject: [ordnancemaps] Recording licenced...
    Oliver, Richard 22 May
  • The convention on the 1st Edition OS 1:2500s was that buildings constructed of brick or stone were infilled pink/carmine, and those built of wood and iron were infilled grey. On the later editions produced up to 1912 the pink/carmine was replaced by emphasised lines on the south and east sides of buildings; wood and iron buildings had no such emphasis. What puzzles me here is that...
    Oliver, Richard 20 May
  • I am intrigued by the date 1827, as there should have been no OS trig activity in Great Britain at this time - unless it was purely for sighting from Ireland? Richard Oliver From: ordnancemaps@^$1 on behalf of MICHAEL FREEMAN michael.freeman9@^$2 [ordnancemaps] Sent: 18 May 2017 08:54:00 To: ordnancemaps@^$3 Subject: Re: [ordnancemaps] Re:: History of north Wales surveying Many...
    Oliver, Richard 19 May