Thursday, March 24, 2016
The Bristol History Map
Know Your Place - Bristol is a great collection of vintage maps of the English city of Bristol. However Know Your Place is also so much more than just a collection of vintage maps. It also provides a wealth of media and information about the city's past.
If you are here for the vintage maps then you need to select the 'Basemaps' option in the map sidebar. The map itself includes a slide comparison tool, which allows you to compare two different base maps side-by-side. You can change either or both of these comparison maps simply by selecting from one of the many vintage maps of Bristol displayed in the 'Basmaps' menu.
Once you've selected your choice of vintage maps you can then move on to exploring the many Bristol history layers. These are available from the 'Info Layers' tab. Here you will find a large number of historical resources which you can add to the map. For example, there are a number of layers from the City archive collections which allow you to add different collections of vintage photos, films and drawings of the city to the map.
The Info Layers tab also includes a number of resources from the Historic Environment Record. This section allows you to add information to the map concerning Bristol's historical heritage, including the locations of blue plaques, monuments, listed buildings and conservation areas in the city.
The Info Layers tab also includes a number of other historically themed layers, including layers about Bristol during the First and Second World Wars.