Wylye Valley Map

Creating the masterpiece

Small extract of paper map

Creating an 8m x 3m map poster

We were approached by the Codford History Society in September 2013 to help produce a large map/banner for the celebration at the Codford Village Hall on the 26th July 2014.

After the relevant 1920's black and white OS digital map tiles were purchased, work began on digitising the location of the camps and associated huts, tents, military hospitals and railways.

In addition to the many hours spent digitising information from paper copies, it was decided that the OS backdrop was a bit bland, and the rivers, roads and woodlands/marsh features were painstakingly coloured in as well.

An extract of the final poster is below. The mapinfo layers are available to anyone upon request (excluding the OS maps). It is interesting to switch from the map in Mapinfo into Google Earth as it really brings the information alive, and if overlaid onto aerial photography some of the features on the ground such as ditches and roads can still be seen.

We would like to thank Emma at Wyvern Heritage, and Richard Broadway for their invaluable assistance and patience!

Wylye Valley Map extract

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