spatial resources

NSW State Library #DigitiseMySuburb

The NSW State Library is digitising their historic subdivision plans!

image: Vertical Map Cabinet

A news release posted yesterday has invited people to use social media to get their suburb to the top of the list by tweeting @StateLibraryNSW using  #DigitiseMySuburb

Over 250 NSW towns and suburbs are included in the collection and the most tweeted suburb over the period 6th Jan to 17th Feb 2015 will move to the next in line for digitisation.

Subdivision plans from Alexandria are already available online if you are interested in that neck of Sydney.

spatial resources

Old Maps Online

Launched yesterday (Feb 29th 2012), Old Maps Online allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. Search by typing a place-name or by clicking in the map window, and narrow by date. The search results provide a direct link to the map image on the website of the host institution.

All copyright and IPR rights relating to the map images and metadata records are retained by the host institution which provided them and any query regarding them must be addressed to that particular host institution. Host institutions provide their own Terms of Use. Along with the links provided in the individual search results a general link to the maps section of the website of each host institution is also provided on the Collections page following each Collection description.