Ordnance Survey data collection and mapping of tidal features

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Tidal lines have often been recorded on maps and have the potential to aid the understanding of coastal processes to help inform predictions of coastal change and associated sea level rise. One of the principal forms of cartographic tidal data available is Ordnance Survey mapping which has periodically reviewed and displayed tidal line data. Initially, the Ordnance Survey collected the data using land survey techniques and later developed remote sensing based approaches. This review examines the approach of the Ordnance Survey to the mapping of tidal lines on the maps of England and Wales from 1868 until the 1960s.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-17
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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