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 Territory mapping tool

The Territory Mapping tool presents locations of WOSSAC items using Google Maps - select a territory from the drop-down box below the map to zoom to see the results for your area of interest.

Current territory: Tanzania (288 items)


 General instructions

Instructions for mapping the archive

Click on a name from the dropdown list above to see and select from the set of georeferenced items. Note that items may relate to regions as well as countries, and note also that items may be filed under several names (e.g. England, England Wales and Scotland, UK, U,K., GB etc.). Note also that only those items having recorded coordinates are displayed - the full catalogue will hold more items for this territory.

Maps are denoted with a pin symbol representing the lower left (South West) corner recorded. Hover the mouse over the symbol to see the full bounding box of the map extent. As maps are often geolocated coincidently, a 'clustering' tool gathers multiple maps together as the map is zoomed out to avoid onscreen clutter, and clusters resolve to multiple points as the map is zoomed in

The item markers show the location of georeferenced Wossac records, presented dynamically from the catalogue. Click on items to see the record details, with a link to the full record. If shown, the symbol indicates a download is available for this item. Mapping is shown restricted to one country at a time so as to keep your access times reasonable. Please note, the scale of mapping and transfer of coordinates from the original maps may result in some misalignments and displacement of the pin markers and are therefore approximate only. Please check the coordinates on the original map to verify exact locations. Let us know about any errors you encounter.

The map can be switched between the default 'map' view and one with 'satellite' imagery. Hovering the mouse over these labels further allows 'terrain' and 'labels' to be toggled on and off. The icon in the top right corner allows switching to full screen mapping if required (switch back to select countries from the dropdown below the map). To see photos of areas near points of interest, it may also be useful to drag the Streetview 'pegman' figure onto the map, dropping it onto any valid points shown on the map in blue (e.g. roads and specific points). Exit Streetview back to the map via the back arrow in top left corner.