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A History of the Ordnance Survey

A History of the Ordnance Survey

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Published by Dawson in Folkestone, Kent, England .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Great Britain. Ordnance Survey -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by W.A. Seymour ; with contributions by J.H. Andrews ... [et al].
    ContributionsSeymour, W. A., Andrews, John Harwood, 1927-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGA66.G7 H57
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 394 p. :
    Number of Pages394
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3811774M
    ISBN 100712909796
    LC Control Number81119016

    For those who crave the pre-sat nav halcyon days of paper directions. Fill your boots and enjoy!   The Observer History books. Map of a Nation by Rachel Hewitt – review. An absorbing history of the Ordnance Survey charts the many hurdles map-makers have had to overcome.

    Civilizing Ireland. Ordnance Survey – ethnography, cartography, translation Stiofán Ó Cadhla (Irish Academic Press, hb e, pb e20) ISBN , This book seeks to examine cultural and ethnographic aspects of the Ordnance Survey of Ireland, established in Ordnance Survey name books (or 'original object name books') provide information about place names and building names on the first edition Ordnance Survey mapping which took place in the midth century. The original object name books used in Scotland came in two forms, each with a different system of headed columns.

    The Ordnance Survey is a much beloved British institution, and Map of a Nation is, amazingly, the first popular history to tell the story of the map and the men who dreamt and delivered it. The Ordnance Survey's history is one of political revolutions, rebellions and regional unions that altered the shape and identity of the United Kingdom over. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Owen, Tim. Ordnance Survey. Southampton: Ordnance Survey ; London: HMSO, (OCoLC)


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A History of the Ordnance Survey Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Ordnance Survey's history is one of political revolutions, rebellions and regional unions that altered the shape and identity of the United Kingdom over the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

It's also a deliciously readable account of one of the great untold British adventure stories, featuring intrepid individuals lugging brass theodolites up mountains to make the country Cited by: Genre/Form: History Literature: Additional Physical Format: Online version: History of the Ordnance Survey.

Folkestone, Kent, England: Dawson, A History of the Ordnance Survey: Editor: W. Seymour: Contributor: John Harwood Andrews: Edition: illustrated: Publisher: Dawson, ISBN:Length: pages. The Ordnance Survey is a much beloved British institution, and Map of a Nation is, amazingly, the first popular history to tell the story of the map and the men who dreamt and delivered it.

The Ordnance Survey's history is one of political revolutions, rebellions and regional unions that altered the shape and identity of the United Kingdom over the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries/5(). In Map of a Nation, Rachel Hewitt tells the story of the formation of the Ordnance Survey.

The book should really have a title that frames the time period of the content since it almost exclusive covers the period towith practically no discussion of the history of the organization in the twentieth century/5.

The Irish Ordnance Survey, begun inis easily caricatured as a "tool of English imperialism", Hewitt says, but in fact it was an attempt by Irish-speaking Catholics to salvage Ireland's Author: Ian Pindar.

Many include additions made by hand. Although the first Ordnance Survey map was published init was many years before it produced detailed maps of the whole country.

For many places, the. A short history of the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain. A short history of the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain. The formal ‘foundation date’ for the Ordnance Survey is usually taken to be Junebut its origins lie further back. What some writers have taken to be the starting point is a survey of Scotland at one inch to yards (,) executed between and as part of pacification operations.

The name Ordnance Survey hints at how it all began. Britain’s mapping agency has its roots in military strategy: mapping the Scottish Highlands following rebellion in Later, as the French Revolution rumbled on the other side of the English Channel, there were real fears the bloodshed might sweep across to our shores.

The first use of the term ‘Ordnance Survey’ in manuscript was inbut it did not appear on an engraved map untilon the ‘Ordnance Survey of the Isle of Wight and part of Hampshire’.

William Mudge was the effective head from the. Robert Somerville Woodward Genealogical Sources, Land & Estate Records, Maps, Names and Surnames, State Records The Ordnance Survey of Ireland, conducted between andis the only survey of Ireland to have ever been conclusively finished.

Ordnance Survey: Directorate of Field Survey: Original Name Books Description: The documents in this series consist of folders containing information on geographical features, villages, hamlets and individual buildings (often with names of owner or occupier) within each parish, including place names and the authority for their spelling.

The Ordnance Survey Books of Reference (or Area Books) record acreages of each land parcel on the OS 25 inch to the mile maps, and usually its land use, except in settlements and for counties surveyed after Browse Books of Reference Not all counties had Books of Reference published for them.

In an earlier century this book might have had the subtitle "The Romance of the British Ordnance Survey Map, its Place in History, its Beauty and Accuracy, by an Admirer.

With Digressions on the Wickedness of Foreign Maps, Satnavs, and other Work of the Devil" Evangelists beware - the author is a gay comedian with an interest in by: 3. Ordnance Survey: Directorate of Field Survey: National Grid Object Name Books Description: This series consists of Object Name Book (ONB) folders containing information relating to the names of objects depicted on Ordnance Survey mapping of England and Wales, together with the.

The Ordnance Survey Books of Reference (sometimes called ‘Area Books’, or ‘Parish Area Books’) were published between to accompany the Ordnance Survey’s 25 inch to the mile record acreages of each land parcel shown on these maps and usually its land use (for example, categorising this as ‘arable’, ‘houses’, ‘gardens’, ‘woodland’).

Ordnance Survey In the late s and early s, teams of tape-measure wielding men swarmed around the country with big pointy arrows. They. The previous version of the Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book was the biggest-selling puzzle book of This all new version is bigger and more challenging than before, with all new puzzle types from the simple to the fiendish.

With 40 regional maps from across the entire country, this book has hundreds of puzzles to complete. Explore books by Ordnance Survey with our selection at Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £   The Ordnance Survey Name Books are a rich resource for research into the history of places throughout Scotland and a treasure trove of fascinating insights.

I’m pleased to be working closely with our partners RCAHMS and the National Library to add new historical resources to the ScotlandsPlaces website. History of the U.S.

Army Ordnance Corps, The Ordnance Corps has a proud tradition dating back to colonial America when Samuel Sharpe was appointed as Master Gunner of Ordnance in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in "The Ordnance Survey Memoir of Ireland: Origins, Progress and Decline" (PhD thesis, Queen's University Belfast, ).

Report on Ordnance Memoir (), HC () xxx, – An Illustrated Record of the Ordnance Survey in Ireland (The O.S.I., Dublin, and the O.S.N.I., Belfast, ).The maps in this book have been selected for a significant reason - whether that is a noteworthy moment in national history, a rare geographical feature or a site of special cultural interest - and you will find descriptions, along with the map source, accompanying each one to explain.

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