Archive for November, 2010

Historic OS Maps in Google Earth

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Thanks to the people at, who have taken the Historic 1940s OS Maps available at, I hearby present:

Historic OS Map layer for Google Earth.

This loads up a layer of Historic New Popular Edition (mainly) maps, onto the 3D Google Earth globe. This is made possible because the original maps are over 50 years old and hence the Crown Copyright has expired.

The WMS service only includes (Most of) England and Wales, no Scotland.

The scans themselves are (c) and licenced under thisĀ Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial Licence 2.5.

(Don’t forget to select the ‘OS Map’ layer, and drag the transparency slider!)