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Title :

The Ordnance Survey's nineteenth century boundary survey : context, characteristics and impact

Author :
FLETCHER, David ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
The Ordnance Survey's Boundary Survey, carried out between 1841 and 1888, was a major undertaking which resulted in the local administrative boundaries of the whole of Great Britain being reliably mapped for the first time. This was not achieved by imposition but by the use of local knowledge of boundaries, thus making permanent a communal memory of administrative geography and rendering it globally accessible through maps. The Boundary Survey aided the reform of local government areas, a process which started during the same period and provided derived data for the burgeoning collection of statistics in the 19th c. ;
Pagination/Size :
pl. 13-14; 10 ill. (2 col.) ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Carte ; Dessin ; Gouvernement ; Grande-Bretagne ; Plan cadastral ; Relevé topographique ; 1800-1900 ;
Descriptors :
Cadastral maps ; Drawing ; Government ; Great Britain ; Maps ; Surveying ; 1800-1900 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Imago mundi (Lympne), 1999, 51
INIST identifier :
24974855 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0308-5694 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;