About the Project

Detail from John Rocque's 1746 map of London as used on this website. Detail from John Rocque's 1746 map of London as used on this website.

Locating London’s Past provides an intuitive GIS interface enabling researchers to map and visualize textual and artefactual data relating to seventeenth and eighteenth-century London against John Rocque’s 1746 map of London and the first accurate modern OS map.

Project Information

  • Project partners and funders, technical information, advertising and donations, future plans, project staff, acknowledgements

Mapping Methodology

  • Creating a single map, geo-referencing and warping Rocque, indexing place names, the Holborn Viaduct dilemma

The Geocoder: A Tool for Geo-Referencing Place Names

  • The geocoding tool to facilitate automated matching and manual checking of 4.9 million place names
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