1967 OS Quarter Inch

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1967 OS Quarter Inch

Post by Steven » Mon Jan 01, 2018 15:18

New year, new maps.

The first of the 1967 revisions of the OS Quarter Inch Maps has gone live today (given that now we can!)

It's the B/* revision of sheet 7 - Firth of Forth. Compared with the previous revision (B), which can be found on the 1964 layer, it shows the first section of M8 bypassing Harthill, and an even worse mapping of the M90/A823(M) combination!
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From the SABRE Wiki: OS Quarter Inch :


The OS Quarter Inch maps series was a range of maps initially at a quarter inch to a mile scale (1:253,440) but metricised to 1:250,000 scale in 1957.

Third Series cover

Partial coverage of this mapping is available on SABRE Maps

The Third Edition was introduced in 1919, with a major revision (which is denoted by a "A" after the sheet number) in 1926.

The "A" or "New" Series was was

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Re: 1967 OS Quarter Inch

Post by wrinkly » Mon Jan 01, 2018 17:50

Steven wrote:and an even worse mapping of the M90/A823(M) combination!
If it was a convention of the map that GSJs on non-motorways were shown as roundabouts, then the only major error was to show the M90/A823(M) as non-motorways. Better than showing a GSJ as a crossroads as on the older map!

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Re: 1967 OS Quarter Inch

Post by Truvelo » Mon Jan 01, 2018 19:10

OS small scale mapping showed GSJs as roundabouts until the 1991 edition of the motoring atlas came out with the current style of mapping.
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Re: 1967 OS Quarter Inch

Post by Steven » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:23

This morning there's been three more additions to the layer:

* Sheet 1 (Orkney and Shetland), revision A/
* Sheet 4 (Western Highlands), revision B
* Sheet 5 (Eastern Highlands), revision B

With that lot, we've run out of out-of-copyright Fifth Series Quarter Inch maps that have been made available to SABRE Maps, with the exception of two maps - one from 1962 and one from 1963.

Please take a look at this table, and if anyone has any of the map revisions shown in red, then please consider donating scans of those maps for us to upload. I'm quite happy to scan maps for people if they wish to either drop them in to me in person, or send them via post and return them.
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From the SABRE Wiki: SABRE Maps/Quarter Inch coverage project#Which maps are actually available.3F :

This SABRE Maps Coverage Project is to provide online coverage of various series of OS, OSI and OSNI maps at the Quarter Inch and 1:250,000 scales.

Within Ordnance Survey, Quarter Inch maps were generally considered to be motoring maps, and as such were the first "standard" series to include road numbers on them, starting in 1929 on the Third Edition (New Series) mapping. These were then replaced in the mid-1930s by the Fourth Edition, easily recognised by the very tall sheet

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