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    A few mentions of overlay files possibly getting a bit lost burried in threads with more specific titles. Perhaps a sticky thread of specific downloadable files that people find useful would be good?

    Some discussion of what people are using might be interesting?

    I tend to use Memory Map rather a lot as I can use it pretty much anywhere. Though not quite as dynamic as google earth/ms virtual earth etc it does have the advantage that overlay files can be used easily on a mobile device such as a phone (windows mobile OS only).

    I keep overlay files for DoB (though there is a google earth overlay downloadable from the DoB website and another with user submissions via the 'google earth commuinity' bulletin board), subbrit database, ww2 artifacts, uk airfields and a whole host of other things.
    I do also use google earth but generally only when near my desk...creating keyhole markup files for geograph photos is quite a handy way of quickly combining data obtained from geograph photo submissions.



    Appologies if this is considered 'off-topic' by not being more specific

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    I've got a bunch of Glasgow map overlays on my site:

    http://www.transientplaces.co.uk

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    These are all the mapping sites and overlays that I use on a regular basis.(I've copied and pasted this from another forum I made this post on origenally.)

    Flashearth, sadly not as useful since they removed google from the selection available. Quick and easy to use thou.
    http://www.flashearth.com

    Google maps - more up-to-date images generally, but somewhat limited by the small viewing window. Can flick from map view to aerial view nice and easily.
    http://maps.google.com/

    Where is that parth or street? A handy display of Google aerial images and OS maps side by side. Best used in the early hours of the morning, as the OSmaps have a maximum of 30,000 views a day by the site, and that gets used up pretty fast by people like us!
    http://wheresthepath.googlepages.com/wheresthepath.htm

    Old OS maps overlay in google maps. Very handy for relating old maps to the current landscape. There's also links to several other old mapping sites from this one.
    http://www.ponies.me.uk/maps/osmap.html

    OS maps overlay for Google earth. download this KML file and plug it into Google earth, the result is a transparant overlay of current OS maps over google earth aerial images, really handy tool, and the maps change detail as you zoom in. Again suffers from the 30,000 fetches a day from the OS website.
    http://www.brock-family.org/gavin/go...th/osmaps.html

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    These 2 links, supplied by mcl from this forum, are very useful indeed;

    OS maps - http://www.maptasm.com/

    And not so useful, but easily available in your area, council maps - http://www.iwight.com/living_here/en...ay/default.asp
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    Another possibly useful one for quick access to OSGB mapping whilst using google earth:

    http://www.brock-family.org/gavin/go...th/osmaps.html

    (note the disclaimer on the page)
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    This is handy for converting os ref's, degrees and post codes.

    http://www.nearby.org.uk/


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