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  • I'd thought that with ditches, it was common it have the boundary to one side such that the responsibility for clearing the ditch was definitely with one landowner/parish. Jim Chisholm On 2017-04-16 17:57, andrews.survey@^$1 [ordnancemaps] wrote: > Chris, I don't think so. As Alan said, in places where the water > feature widens the boundary symbol reverts to the centre of the...
    Jim Chisholm 16 Apr
  • On 2017-03-12 09:20, ALAN BOWRING alan.bowring@^$1 [ordnancemaps] wrote: > Andrew - at least no proven rights of public access! We might then go > on to observe that the depiction of public rights of way on Ordnance > Survey maps is no guarantee of them being open and available for > public use, or indeed that you will be free from challenge by a > landowner! Now, that's not down...
    Jim Chisholm 12 Mar
  • Nothing is new (or old...) The first printings of the 1:50,000 in 1975 omitted a part of the East Coast (and the East Coast Main Line!) N of Berwick There was about 1km of coast on neither sheets 67 or 75. Later printings include it on sheet 67... Jim Chisholm On 2016-11-14 09:53, 'Oliver, Richard' R.R.Oliver@^$1 [ordnancemaps] wrote: > It certainly does seem to be the outcome of...
    Jim Chisholm Nov 14, 2016
  • Here in South Cambridgeshire there is a network of 'awarded ditches'. These are ones that are vital to reduce flooding so the responsibility is not left to local landowners but taken on by the LA. I suppose this in one down from internal drainage boards? Couldn't find a quick ref to this issue, but such a ditch runs near our house and the the back of my allotment. In the past I've...
    Jim Chisholm Feb 8, 2016
  • On 2016-01-29 09:17, andrews.survey@^$1 [ordnancemaps] wrote: > "Unwanted Maps"! > > I had no idea that such items existed. > My fear is that a condition will be that all such maps will be destroyed. I cannot see a commercial organisation giving others the chance to sift returns with any sale/auction proceeds going to a suitable charity... (were there any 5th reliefs in the...
    Jim Chisholm Jan 29, 2016
  • Could we not have a 'Charles Close' internet 'sales' site for unwanted or unloved OS maps? I've just sold a block of (duplicate)Scottish Maps 7th series via Gumtree. Gumtree bounced any advert suggesting multiple items from one advert... I'm sure that using the excellent info in the Societies booklets people could easily currently specify their sales. A sort of 'all year round...
    Jim Chisholm Oct 7, 2015
  • On 2015-10-07 12:16, 'Jeff' genealogy.barnsley@^$1 [ordnancemaps] wrote: > I agree with Yolande, take them to a charity shop. It will benefit > others. > > I lot of my collection came from such charity shops (there weren't as many) when you bought them in old money, often just sixpence, even for a 5th relief map!
    Jim Chisholm Oct 7, 2015
  • Remember that http://maps.nls.uk/about.html has more than just map of Scotland "We also have maps of areas beyond Scotland, including maps of England and Great Britain, Ireland, Belgium, and Jamaica." such as: http://maps.nls.uk/os/london-1890s/info.html "This series was most detailed mapping of London by Ordnance Survey, from just over a century ago. The five foot to the mile or 1...
    Jim Chisholm Mar 8, 2015
  • On Aug 4 2011, iain taylor wrote: > I am interested in compiling information on sets of Guidebooks >which had close links with the OS One inch and 1:50k series. > >At the moment I know of only two such. What about the HMSO Guides to Long Distance Paths? I've a few that were published 1976-1980 Jim Chisholm
    Jim Chisholm Aug 4, 2011
  • On Jul 13 2011, david.andrews21 wrote: > Thank you for making me feel very ancient! I seem to recall working with > most of the equipment shown in the video clip. Time for my cocoa and > slippers I think. > >David Andrews >OS retired Chief Surveyor > No doubt David may know if this story is true or an Urban Myth: I'd heard that when the device was being developed the firm wrote to...
    Jim Chisholm Jul 13, 2011