During the 1930s, the Land-Utilisation Survey (LUS) of Great Britain, directed by Professor L. Dudley Stamp, created a detailed record of the major land uses in England, Wales and southern Scotland. They published this information on a set of 169 map sheets, 135 of which cover England and Wales, using Ordnance Survey 1” maps as a base, and displaying land uses via a colour overlay. This report describes a project to source, scan, geo-reference and disseminate a full set of the (170) published LUS maps of Great Britain. Scanning and geo-referencing of the maps has been successful, despite the lack of a printed grid and coordinate system on the maps. The lack of printed coordinates has been overcome by using an existing, out of copyright, geo-referenced series of scanned maps to geo-reference LUS maps. The original scanned material and geo-referenced scans have been written to DVD and deposited with both the Environment Agency and DEFRA. The maps have also been made freely available to anyone via a Web Map Server at http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk.
|Place of Publication||Portsmouth|
|Publisher||University of Portsmouth|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2004|