If you’ve enjoyed looking at the beautiful new 1950s maps within Digimap for Schools, you really should watch our interview with Chris Fleet, Senior Map Curator at National Library of Scotland, talking about both sets of historical mapping NLS have donated to Digimap for Schools. Chris is full of interesting facts about the mapping products, how they were scanned and points we must remember when looking at scanned paper maps.
These short videos are a superb resource for you to watch with your pupils. Both interviews are available on the Digimap for Schools YouTube Channel.
Interview Part 1 – An introduction to the 1890s and 1950s maps
Interview Part 2 – About digitising historic maps and making them available online
We hope you enjoy watching the videos and learning more about these wonderful historic maps.