Monday, January 25, 2016

Building a master map

We badly need a sort of wiki that lets us gradually correlate the 1901 census data to the 1909 map.

We have to expect lots of missteps, and make sure it's easy to re-align sections.

This means first of all matching streetnames (which often vary), then matching map-properties to street numbers.

When we get a Thom's we can start putting in businesses too.

To make it practical (and free) we could do a block at a time starting with Eccles. [demo]

The censuses include a handy but untranscribed 'House and Building Return (Form B1)' [eg] that includes an exact count of how many windows each building has in front.