1925-27 MoT Map layer

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1925-27 MoT Map layer

Post by Steven » Sun Aug 11, 2019 22:01

For the first time in 18 months, a "new" MoT map has been added to SABRE Maps. Today's joy is the 1926-27 revision of the Whitby and Scarborough sheet, and I've quite enjoyed finding differences on this one. Considering that quite a large proportion of the map is sea, or moorland, there is an awful lot of difference between this and the only other sheet ever printed, the original 1922-23 set.

Slightly more irritatingly, we'd also have had the 1925-26 revision of the London sheet that's not available in any legal deposit library if someone hadn't snipered me on eBay with a few seconds to go... If it was you that won it, then please, please, please scan it for us!

There's also a number of MoT maps that we need help with - the versions available to us are dissected editions, so need someone with Photoshop (or similar) skills to remove the sections of backing so that we can georeference them and get them online.
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Re: 1925-27 MoT Map layer

Post by KeithW » Mon Aug 12, 2019 19:24

Steven wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 22:01
For the first time in 18 months, a "new" MoT map has been added to SABRE Maps. Today's joy is the 1926-27 revision of the Whitby and Scarborough sheet, and I've quite enjoyed finding differences on this one. Considering that quite a large proportion of the map is sea, or moorland, there is an awful lot of difference between this and the only other sheet ever printed, the original 1922-23 set.

Slightly more irritatingly, we'd also have had the 1925-26 revision of the London sheet that's not available in any legal deposit library if someone hadn't snipered me on eBay with a few seconds to go... If it was you that won it, then please, please, please scan it for us!

There's also a number of MoT maps that we need help with - the versions available to us are dissected editions, so need someone with Photoshop (or similar) skills to remove the sections of backing so that we can georeference them and get them online.
There were quite a few new roads built and old roads realigned in East Cleveland as unemployment relief projects in the 20's so I am not surprised. The A1085 was one of them. It was and is known locally as the trunk road, despite never having been trunk was one of them. I believe it came to be called that as the eastern end was a mixture of S4 and D2. The A171 lost a lot if its more extreme oxbow bends in that period as well.

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Re: 1925-27 MoT Map layer

Post by vlad » Sat Aug 17, 2019 20:26

Ooh - the A170 being extended down Sutton Bank!
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