Visit your local area on an old map and see what the geology was like when it was first mapped, then compare it with the modern mapping or maybe follow the sections from one side of the UK to the other, or wonder at the development of the stratigraphy and colouring shown in the ‘Index to colours’.
|Section through Arthur's Seat|
As this blog is all about the work of the BGS staff, it is worth reflecting about the creation of a web resource such as the historical maps. In the beginning comes the inspiration and the idea, then management approve the project, librarians find the different maps and meticulously compile the data, reprographics staff undertake the scanning and file management, database designers create a database to enable web delivery, the authors write the accompanying text and help design the site, the web team build the site to perfection and the communications team let the world know about it. Yes, all teamwork!