Mapping and Managing Edinburgh's Social History (MESH)
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Maps are both an ancient and a modern creation. MESH uses Edinburgh’s rich cartographic history, generously supplied in geo-referenfed form by the NLS Map Library, and also creates many new maps using information for the period 1000 to 2000. The presentation will explore the relative attraction of different digital representations of Edinburgh and explain how it is possible to project backwards to obtain maps of the pre-surveyed era. The preference for OpenStreetMap will be explained, and some early results of the of the project will be presented.