Anniversary of Devon's Ordnance Survey maps celebrated with free Exeter event

DEVON County Council's Westcountry Studies library is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Ordnance Survey one-inch mapping in Devon with a Devon Maps day.

DEVON County Council's Westcountry Studies library is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Ordnance Survey one-inch mapping in Devon with a Devon Maps day.

The free event, which will be held on Tuesday November 10 from 10am until 4pm, includes a fascinating exhibition of 18th century to post-war maps, from the collection held at the library, and demonstrations of mapping from national mapping agency, Ordnance Survey and partners Latitude Mapping.

The main attraction will be a lunchtime talk by Richard Oliver, Honorary Research Fellow in the History of Cartography at Exeter University School of Geography.

The talk, which will be at Exeter Central Library's music room between 12.45pm and 1.30pm, discusses the early mapping of Devon and the pre and post war maps of Exeter.


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The event will also launch the Westcountry Studies Library as an agent for Ordnance Survey mapping in Exeter.

Representatives from Ordnance Survey and Latitude Mapping will be on hand to show people what services are available via the Library - such as bespoke mapping with a wide range of customised modern folded plans and data options, historical mapping, administrative boundaries and postcode mapping.

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Such services are of particular value to local businesses and those interested in planning applications and land registry information.

Devon Maps is a free event at the Westcountry Studies Library and no advanced booking is needed.

For more information, contact the Westcountry Studies Library on (01392) 384216.

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