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Category Archives: Mining History

Digital Elevation Models & Mining History

Digital elevation models are expressions of the surface of a planet as data. These, and the software to view or process the data, have become freely available over recent years. The software ranges from easily usable online viewers to PC-based tools requiring intermediate levels of IT skill. This all makes for an interesting and useful […]

Searching Ordnance Survey Names for Evidence of Mining History

This article describes some informal/experimental work in which various sources of data were processed to find traces of mining history in the names of places. The Geographic Area My area of interest is broadly-speaking the Peak District and adjacent areas. For practical purposes, I have defined both a detailed boundary and a rectangular bounding box. […]