[closed] UK Historic Maps, 25 inch

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[closed] UK Historic Maps, 25 inch

Post by eas » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:09 pm

Just noticed that some map sheets available on the NLS website are not on AQ. (For example, search for Portland Bill).

The link used in AQ is probably pointing at the wrong map set.

I think the configuration file should point to the 25 inch 1892-1949 set.
For reference, the URL is

http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=4& ... layers=168

Any chance this could be fixed please?

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Re: UK Historic Maps, 25 inch

Post by Psyberia-Support » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:49 pm

Ok I see... Unfortunately it seems that each shires have their own "data" set. On the website they're all displayed at the same time, so you don't see the difference. The bad news is that each of them must be configured and added separately in the app.
I've added Dorset and Hampshire as a test so you can have Portland Bill, you must also add the 2 "holes" layers that complete the map (update the map from the list). You can ask me if you need one particular shire, but I won't be able to add them all for now (if even at all). Let's hope they will "merge" all this to create a nice 25' map at some point.
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Re: UK Historic Maps, 25 inch

Post by eas » Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:45 pm

Wow, that's unfortunate. Thanks for looking at it.

I'm not seeing Hampshire and Dorset, do I have to be on AQ 2.0 not 1.4.22b?
I would be quite happy to try and work out what would edits need to be done to the COM.46.AQX file and roll my own for a while, if I could only get my head around it.

I think maybe it would be sensible to wait until the National Library of Scotland have completed the digitisation project before looking at this further.

Thanks.

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Re: UK Historic Maps, 25 inch

Post by Psyberia-Support » Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:48 pm

Yes you've to use AQ 2.0...
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Re: UK Historic Maps, 25 inch

Post by eas » Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:22 pm

OK thanks. I should have guessed.
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Re: UK Historic Maps, 25 inch

Post by Psyberia-Support » Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:20 pm

I've update the maps of the 1.4 versions too, so you can use it.
Based on your comments about the 2.0 I guess you should stick to 1.4 for now...
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Re: UK Historic Maps, 25 inch

Post by eas » Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:55 pm

Thank you so much.

Actually I tried porting the code myself and added a few more south coast counties. Wasn't sure about the 'holes' layers for missing OS sheets, so I just left them out. That worked fine in 1.4.22b and I'm happy with the result.

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Re: UK Historic Maps, 25 inch

Post by Psyberia-Support » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:01 pm

I don't know why but the shire layers have small missing parts, completed by the "holes" layers... Those ones also have overlapping parts... I really don't know why it's like this...

When I've time I'll try to find a better solution to have everything in the same map... That would be great.
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Re: UK Historic Maps, 25 inch

Post by eas » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:13 am

About the Holes layers, it is strange the way NLS have done that.

I find that having just one Holes layer (england_holes) makes the code a bit less cumbersome and I find the result acceptable.
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