Western Front area interactive map site

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Western Front area interactive map site

Postby plbramham » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:35 am

Hi,
I’ve found a great interactive map site covering the Western front area, which you can zoom and pan, and view as a map or satellite image. It’s great for finding correct spellings and relative locations of towns and villages (especially when transcribing scrawled writing on war diaries!),
NOTE I'm not talking about the "Map of City" link which you see first at the very top of the page, it's the second "zoomable" one which you find when you scroll down a little that I have been using. This is also followed by very comprehensive listings of place names in the region.

click here: http://www.map-france.com/region-Nord-Pas-de-Calais/

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Re: Western front area interactive map site

Postby spike » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:33 pm

Another good site is
GEOPORTAIL

Athough it's in french it is fairly easy to use and you can superimpose IGn maps and satellite views
and alter opacity, to help you find particular locations eg cemeteries

for Belgium another site is
GISWEST
A bit harder to use as it's in flemish, but you can work your way round it
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