'Written in the Land' Historic Landscape Characterisation website is launched

Posted 12th September 2016

'Written in the Land' was a website with interactive map project developed in conjunction with members of the public, landowners and farmers, following extensive consultation and workshop involvement.


Following several years of collating and refining information relating to the historic landscape character of the North Wessex Downs AONB, in 2015 the AONB successfully bid for Heritage Lottery funding to help turn this rich resource into something accessible and useable by all those living and working in the AONB: Sharing Historic Landscape Character in the North Wessex Downs.

The aims of this project are to better understand the historic elements of the whole landscape of the North Wessex Downs; to raise awareness and understanding of the unique cultural heritage of the area amongst local people, visitors and the wider population; and to make the information useful to inform decisions about development, conservation, farming and land management.

To find out more, and see the interactive mapping, visit the website

Data Loggers - Dorset County council

Posted 24th October 2013

Jubilee Computing has just completed a project for Dorset County Council to interpret data loggers. Data loggers were placed on certain rights of way where evidence of traffic usage was required.

Duddon electronics data Loggers

Conventional automatic traffic counters are not well suited for use on unsealed carriageways as they rely on either pneumatic loops fixed to the surface of the road or magnetic loops buried in the road. On loose surfaced carriageways the former are not considered practicable while the latter would have required substantial works to install.

Specialist vehicle loggers made by Duddon Electronics, which were readily available at moderate cost and were relatively easy to install, offered a cost-effective solution. These devices can be buried on site adjoining a route and will operate unattended for long periods. They operate by recording acoustic and magnetic traces of any passing noise or metallic object.

Depending on the amount of time they are buried for, and the amount of traffic, significant numbers of vehicle movements may be recorded. Our work involved interpretation of the traces, and the creation of bespoke reports based on time of day, day of the week, day of the week combined with time and monthly totals.

Charts were then produced to allow easy interpretation of the results - an example of the time of day analysis is below:

Interpretation of Data Loggers chart showing time of day

If you would like assistance interpreting data loggers, or in setting up your own survey, please send an email to

The Wylye Valley 1914 Project

Posted 12th October 2012

Jubilee Computing has recently been asked to take part in a project to map the locations of temporary camps, the camp railways, and any relevant other changes which occurred in 1914-15 in the Wylye Valley in relation to the preperation for World War 1.

The Wylye Valley 1914 Project is being organised by a Wiltshire-based local history group, a sub-group of the very active Codford Local History Society. The Wylye Valley 1914 Project group is preparing to commemorate in July and August 2014 the centenary of the start of the Great War in 1914 and the sudden dramatic social and practical effects on the local Wiltshire population.

Richard, as a graphic artist and designer, is putting together a detailed map of the temporary camps (hut by hut), the camp railways, and any relevant other changes which occurred in 1914-15 in the Wylye Valley. This is helped by contemporary photographs, on which he is an expert. Jubilee Computing will be assisting with the capture of this information onto GIS, and from there, to an 8m by 3m display board which will form the centrepiece of the exhibition.

For more information, or if you think you may be able to assist with the project , please see

Mapinfo V11.5

Posted 23rd July 2012

The new version of Mapinfo 11.5 has now been released with some interesting changes - some of which are listed below:

Browser window
New Browser image

The browser window has been completely developed with buttons for sorting, further querying rows and selecting columns.

New Legend Designer Window

MapInfo Professional replaces the cartographic legend window with a new and more usable window, called the Legend Designer.

Google Earth

MapInfo Professional supports Google Earth Enterprise Tile Servers. If you have access to a Google Earth server, then you would create TAB and XML files for each Google layer that you wish to use.

SQL Enhancement
Add SQL Select Query Results to the Current Map Window

The SQL Select dialog box, which is accessible by selecting SQL Select from the Query menu, now includes a check box for adding your query results to the current Map window. This is useful in that a new layer is created with the results of your query.


Our basic and intermediate training programmes cover all of these enhancements in further detail.

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