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OS One Inch Scottish Popular Edition

Post by Steven » Sat Aug 15, 2020 16:40

We're pleased to be able to bring you on the One Inch 1951 layer the first maps from the post-war OS Scottish Popular Edition mapping.

These maps are quite odd to deal with. They differ from the pre-war revisions by having road numbers printed on them, and also by having the National Grid on them too.

However, they're still the old pre-war series on the old pre-war layout, so whilst there's National Grid lines on them, they're actually on the old Cassini Delamere projection (the same as the England and Wales MoT maps are), so if you look carefully, you'll see that the Grid is actually set somewhat skew to the maps. That's not an error in the georeferencing processes, that's actually how the physical sheets look.

Anyway, the first three sheets are available on that 1951 layer:

* Sheet 41 (Glen Sheil and Glen Garry) Revision 2341
* Sheet 44 (Ballater and Strathdon) Revision 2342
* Sheet 77 (Island of Arran) Revision 2347

As long as people like them, then there's plenty more where these came from back to 1946 - and there's a new Coverage Project page on the SABRE Wiki, so if anyone has any that aren't in the pipeline already and you're willing to donate map scans (or lend me the maps for some time in order to get scanning completed, and then have them returned to you), then please shout!
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From the SABRE Wiki: SABRE Maps/Scottish Popular Edition coverage project :
Os-spe-56.jpg

This SABRE Maps Coverage Project is to provide online coverage of the OS One Inch Scottish Popular Edition and associated maps such as the Trossachs and Loch Lomond Tourist sheet, which is technically a New Popular Edition sheet, but included here due to its Scottish location.

Whilst the Scottish Popular Edition was the equivalent of the Popular Edition of England and Wales and hence created just after World War 1, there were

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Re: OS One Inch Scottish Popular Edition

Post by Steven » Wed Aug 19, 2020 13:36

On the same 1950 One Inch map layer as the New Popular Edition maps, then there's one Scottish Popular release today, Sheet 66 (Loch Lomond) Revision 2339.

Quite a bit different to today in places!
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Re: OS One Inch Scottish Popular Edition

Post by Steven » Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:53

A further map appeared today on the new 1949 One Inch layer

It's Sheet 57, Forfar and Dundee revision 2339. Quite a lot to see here - especially in comparing the road numbering around Dundee from now to then - I'm not convinced there's much that's the same at all!
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Re: OS One Inch Scottish Popular Edition

Post by Ritchie333 » Sun Aug 23, 2020 20:04

These are truly brilliant Steven, thank you!
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Re: OS One Inch Scottish Popular Edition

Post by FosseWay » Tue Aug 25, 2020 08:16

I have quite a lot of these so may have some that are missing here. And, joy of joys, I can now check as the builders have finished in the room where the maps are.
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Re: OS One Inch Scottish Popular Edition

Post by Nwallace » Tue Aug 25, 2020 18:37

I'd never noticed that with the projection.
I have a few that aren't in the list, usual problem though...

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Re: OS One Inch Scottish Popular Edition

Post by Steven » Wed Aug 26, 2020 14:26

Back in time to 1948 now, and with it comes the largest update of Scottish Popular sheets so far:

* Sheet 4 (South Mainland Shetlands) Revision 2204
* Sheet 6 (Orkney Islands Mainland) Revision 2206
* Sheet 14 (Stornaway) Revision 2214
* Sheet 23 (Benbecula) Revision 2223
* Sheet 34 (The Cuillins, Rhum and Canna) Revision 2331
* Sheet 45 (Aberdeen) Revision 2311
* Sheet 50 (Glen Clova and Lochnagar) Revision 2315
* Sheet 54 (Loch Etive and Glen Coe) Revision 2325
* Sheet 63 (Perth and Strath Earn) Revision 2320
* Sheet 87 (Newton Stewart) Revision 2304

That brings the total of sheets for which we have every post-war civilian colour revision available to 5. 4 are new here, and the fifth is the "cheat" of Sheet 89 that was never re-issued post-war as it was entirely covered by New Popular Edition sheets.
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Re: OS One Inch Scottish Popular Edition

Post by Steven » Sat Sep 05, 2020 17:14

As I mentioned on the equivalent New Popular Edition thread, buckle up folks, because this is a biggie.

We've now reached 1947, and there was a need for new mapping after WW2, and that process was still going full steam ahead at this time.

So.... there's 34 Scottish Popular Edition maps on this layer. Most of northern and western Scotland is covered, and a lot of the map sheets only ever had a single post-war SPE revision, so that's a lot added to the "every revision ever online" list...

10 Tongue - Revision 2210
11 Thurso and Reay - Revision 2211
12 Wick - Revision 2212
13 Loch Roag and Tarbert - Revision 2213
15 Lochinver and Loch Assynt - Revision 2215
16 Lairg and Loch Shin - Revision 2216
17 Helmsdale - Revision 2217
19 Ullapool and Loch Ewe - Revision 2219
20 Strath Oykell - Revision 2220
21 Dornoch - Revision 2221
22 Sollas - Revision 2222
25 Raasay and Applecross - Revision 2225
26 Loch Maree and Achnasheen - Revision 2226
27 Strathpeffer and Invergordon - Revision 2227
29 Elgin and Keith - Revision 2229
32 Lochboisdale and Eriskay - Revision 2232
33 Bara and Mingulay - Revision 2233
35 Sound of Sleat - Revision 2235
36 Lochcarron and Dornie - Revision 2236
37 Inverness - Revision 2237
38 Grantown-on-Spey and Strath Dearn - Revision 2238
42 Fort Augustus - Revision 2242
46 Ardnamruchan and Loch Shiel - Revision 2246
48 Loch Ericht and Loch Laggan - Revision 2248
49 Grampian Mountains and Blair Atholl - Revision 2249
52 Coll and Tiree - Revision 2252
53 Sound of Mull - Revision 2253
55 Killin and Loch Rannoch - Revision 2255
56 Denkeld and Pitlochry - Revision 2256
71 Island of Bute - Revision 2299
72 Glasgow - Revision 2307
73 Falkirk and Motherwell - Revision 2292
83 Loch Doon - Revision 2296
88 Dumfries - Revision 2298

Sheets 83 and 88 are actually inferred to be from 1947 - the usual works to help with this sort of thing list those maps, but don't come up with a good date for them. The maps themselves aren't much help as everything that you would normally use is identical to the 1945 revision of those maps. Fortunately, OS at the time had the "unique number" revision scheme, where every map revision (pretty much) was allocated its own unique print code, and from this the date of 1947 has been inferred, so please be careful when using items on these sheets to date road improvements etc.

(and yes, whoever is paying attention, that means that there's 95 maps in total gone on that layer!)
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Re: OS One Inch Scottish Popular Edition

Post by Steven » Sun Sep 06, 2020 09:52

Ooops!

When going through the relevant Coverage Project list of maps we have, I saw I'd missed out a sheet! It's another one of those where the usual works don't have the exact date of the map, so it's been inferred from the unique code.

It's now been added, so you can additionally enjoy:
64 Dundee and St. Andrews - Revision 2294

As a reminder, if you have copies of any of the sheets shown in white, then please consider donating map scans to allow other people to also enjoy them.
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From the SABRE Wiki: SABRE Maps/Scottish Popular Edition coverage project :
Os-spe-56.jpg

This SABRE Maps Coverage Project is to provide online coverage of the OS One Inch Scottish Popular Edition and associated maps such as the Trossachs and Loch Lomond Tourist sheet, which is technically a New Popular Edition sheet, but included here due to its Scottish location.

Whilst the Scottish Popular Edition was the equivalent of the Popular Edition of England and Wales and hence created just after World War 1, there were

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Re: OS One Inch Scottish Popular Edition

Post by Steven » Sat Sep 12, 2020 15:41

With the addition of the 1946 One Inch layer to SABRE Maps, there's six new additions from the Scottish Popular Edition been added. They are:

75 Dunbar and Lammermuir - Revision 9046/Cr
79 Lanark - Revision 5046/Cr
81 Kelso - Revision 8046/Cr
82 Ailsa Craig and Girvan - Revision 2545/Cr
84 Nithsdale and Moffat - Revision 2546/Cr
86 The Cheviot Hills - Revision 5046/Cr

Hope you enjoy them!
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Re: OS One Inch Scottish Popular Edition

Post by Nwallace » Sat Sep 12, 2020 17:02

I've got a few of the maps needed for scanning or confirmation.
I'll try and get a chance to work out whats needed and what can be done.

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Re: OS One Inch Scottish Popular Edition

Post by Steven » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:04

The 1945 OS One Inch layer is released today, with 10 new Scottish Popular Edition maps.

60 North Jura and Firth of Lorne - Revision 3045/Cr
62 Loch Katrine and Loch Earn - Revision 4045/Cr
68 Firth of Forth - Revision 5045/Cr
70 Sound of Jura - Revision 3045/Cr
71 Island of Bute - Revision 4045/Cr
76 Kintyre - Revision 3045/Cr
78 Kilmarnock and Ayr - Revision 8045/Cr
80 Peebles and Galashiels - Revision 5045/Cr
85 Hawick and Eskdale - Revision 3045/Cr
91 Wigtown - Revision 3545/Cr

Enjoy!
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