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LowLight

Google Earth - Glasgow Overlays

Download Google Earth - http://earth.google.com/

Download the overlays:

Central Glasgow 1934

Glasgow (East End) 1893

High Street, Glasgow 1909

Glasgow Green Map 1892 - High Quality

M8 Construction 1969

Arden & Nitshill Area 1954

Glasgow Garden Festival 1988

Empire Exhibition 1938

Glasgow Roads

M74 Extension

Existing Queens St And Buchanan St Stations 1951

Suggested New North Station - Glasgow 1951

Glasgow 1878

Started doing a couple with some aerial shots too. It's not the easiest thing to do.

If anyone has a problem with the maps being linked to for whatever reason don't go in a big huff about it just let me know.
cybers

Cheers Pete
M8 one was particularly interesting  
LowLight

Cool David. Glad someone enjoyed it.
steviem

Good stuff Pete.Liked the Garden Festival one.Hard to remember when you look now where all the features were.Away to have a look thro' some old photos.I work with what was Weir Pumps now Clydeunion and our claim to fame was the pump for the fountain effort that was in the harbour area i think.
LowLight

Glad you enjoyed havin a wee lok Stevie.
James

Excellent LowLight.  

I had a problem downloading the latest GE on that link. Anyone else?



James H
wee minx

I really don't know what I'm supposed to do  
I downloaded Google Earth, downloaded the Nitshill overlay thing....what do I do next?
wee minx

wee minx wrote:
I really don't know what I'm supposed to do  
I downloaded Google Earth, downloaded the Nitshill overlay thing....what do I do next?


Soright   ....I didn't thik it was a simple as just clicking the file to open it  
LowLight

Fine here James.

Minx, I'll write out a wee tutorial for you.  
Subzero

Lowlight can you explain the roads overlay?
LowLight

Subzero wrote:
Lowlight can you explain the roads overlay?


Sorry I did mean to link to that. http://www.cbrd.co.uk/histories/glasgow/maps.shtml
LowLight

The Glasgow Green 1892 map has been added on the first page.
namestain

Lowlight - i've just been using your 1892 overlay of the green - brilliant work - thanks.
LowLight

Thanks Namestain. I've got another 5 or 6 to do. Must improve the scans right enough. Too blurry at places. Glad you're using it.

The fader on GE is brilliant for checking past/present differences.
namestain

Fader ! - that answers my next question

i've been turning the overlay on and off repeatedly and it was doing my head in . . .

if there's anything I can do to help with this effort let me know - unfortunately I have time on my hands at the moment and i'm fairly handy with the IT stuff  
LowLight

Thanks mate.

I've got a High Street (1909) & Glasgow East End (1893) to scan tonight if I've go the time. I'll hopefully have them Super Overlayed up later on.
steviem

Pete,
looking forward to the new ones.I was trying the previous Glasgow Green one again but couldn't get it to work. I Was talking to a couple of the older guys in the work who spent a lot of their early days in the Calton and was hoping to show them the overlay.Might be me thats making a boz.  
LowLight

The others will have to wait until the weekend.

Stevie, at what stage is the overlay not working?

Is it loading into Google Earth and then not showing (maybe just a grey box)?

Let me know and I'll check all the settings.

Make sure you've got the latest version of GE.
LowLight

High Street, Glasgow 1909 now added.

Feedback would be appreciated and let me know if anything is wrong.
LowLight

Glasgow (East End) now added.
LowLight

Central Glasgow 1934 now added.
John

Finally worked out how to use this    
Thanks for taking the time to do this Pete
LowLight

Nice one Scary and thanks.

Remember to use the wee fader in GE.
cybers

Any way to saze the resized and stretched image as everytime i open it back up its all wee and out of align again..
ta much
LowLight

What one Cybers?

They're all working fine here.
wee minx

That is very, very useful  
LowLight

Are they working OK WM?

Glad you've found a use for them.
wee minx

Yes, they are great, the Glasgow city centre one took a while to load, but ,yes, very clear
LowLight

Excellent. I was gonna make them smaller for faster loading but I didn't so there.  
cybers

All of them but think it might be a program setting as when i stretch them to fit the original google maps when i open them again they have all shrunk again  
LowLight

That sounds weird.

I'll have a look myself.
LowLight

Updated the links. Forgot I closed my 4shared account.
LowLight

Queen St And Buchanan Street Stations 1951 added to first page.
LowLight

Glasgow 1878 added to first page.
cell

Not sure if you are aware of the old maps on the National Library of Scotland web site, but they have made some big improvements and they are a lot more user friendly. This is a link to all their Georeferenced maps (overlays on Google maps) for the whole of Scotland. Choose a map series from the left and zoom in to the area you want, click on the map (shown as a shaded box) and select a map from the left. All you map lovers enjoy!!
http://geo.nls.uk/search/#zoom=6&...lon=-4.9&layers=B00000TFFFFFF

This an excellent zoomable and scrollable overlay of the Glasgow 1894on Google maps.

http://geo.nls.uk/maps/towns/glasgow1894/openlayers.html
Fjord

Brilliant! just what I've been looking for.
fatweegee

steviem wrote:
Good stuff Pete.Liked the Garden Festival one.Hard to remember when you look now where all the features were.Away to have a look thro' some old photos.I work with what was Weir Pumps now Clydeunion and our claim to fame was the pump for the fountain effort that was in the harbour area i think.


Seem to recall the inspiration was the fountain in Geneva?
LowLight

cell wrote:
Not sure if you are aware of the old maps on the National Library of Scotland web site, but they have made some big improvements and they are a lot more user friendly. This is a link to all their Georeferenced maps (overlays on Google maps) for the whole of Scotland. Choose a map series from the left and zoom in to the area you want, click on the map (shown as a shaded box) and select a map from the left. All you map lovers enjoy!!
http://geo.nls.uk/search/#zoom=6&...lon=-4.9&layers=B00000TFFFFFF

This an excellent zoomable and scrollable overlay of the Glasgow 1894on Google maps.

http://geo.nls.uk/maps/towns/glasgow1894/openlayers.html


My work here is done.

That's really impressive.
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