A British Library / Klokan Technologies partnership. Crowdsourcing map data. Kimberly C. Kowal, Lead Curator Digital Mapping, The British Library. Quick Facts. 725 maps assigned spatial metadata 13-18 February 2012 90 participants Publicity minimal – social media *key*
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A British Library / Klokan Technologies partnership
Crowdsourcing map data
Kimberly C. Kowal, Lead Curator Digital Mapping, The British Library
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Ordnance Surveyors Drawing 40(detail). British Library, Maps OSD 40(3).
Original large-scale drawings made for the famous one-inch-to-the-mile maps. England and Wales, 1780-1840.
Part of Staffordshire Containing 100 Square Miles Surveyed by Mr Field and Drawn by Mr Stevens (detail). Pen and ink on paper. 1817.
British Library shelfmark: OSD 210.
Crace Collection of maps of London
Illustrating development of the city and its immediate vicinity from ca 1570 - 1860
BAYNARDS CASTLE AND FARINGDON WARD WITHIN with their Divisions into Parishes according to a new SURVEY. (detail). Cole, B. engraver. 1754.
British Library shelfmark:Maps Crace VIII.25
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