Scottish Mapping handout available

Flag of Scotland; The SaltireThe Scottish Maps handout for George Caldwell’s talk to the BCGS Scottish Genealogy Group, August 8, 2012 in Burnaby is posted now on the BCGS Eduction Handouts page.

This is a 10 page (.pdf) guide to using the maps available on the National Library of Scotland’s website.

The Saltire, or Saint Andrew’s Cross;
Flag of Scotland.In Scottish Gaelic:
Bratach na h-Alba. Courtesy Wikipedia Commons,
Artist Kbolino.

There are some 44,000 high-resolution zoomable map images of Scotland on the Library’s website; 18,000 of these can be viewed with a new georeferenced search application and the early maps of Scotland on-line can be overlaid on Google Earth using the Library’s Georeferencer pilot application.