Great Britain Historical Geographical Information System (GBHGIS)


This one day conference discussed the applications, archiving and dissemination issues of historical land use data.

Date: Thursday 29th June 2006
Time: 9.30am - 5pm
Venue: The Council Room, The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, 1 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DB
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Location Map:
Closest tube station: Piccadilly Circus
Closest National Rail station: Charing Cross

Supported by the Higher Education Innovation Fund and the University of Portsmouth.

For more information download our programme:

Conference Programme [Acrobat (.pdf) - 101 KB Mon, 26 Jun 2006 12:28:00 BST]

Downloads of the various powerpoint presentations given during the conference are below.

Morning session: The history of land use and related surveys in Britain

Brian Short; British official cadastral and agrarian surveys 1910-1945 [Powerpoint (.ppt) - 4.38MB Fri, 07 Jul 2006 09:42:00 BST]

Rex Walford; British Land Utilisation Surveys 1930s – 1960s – 1990s: Involving the people in the countryside [Powerpoint (.ppt) - 39.5MB Fri, 07 Jul 2006 09:35:00 BST]

Afternoon session 1: Archiving and disseminating historical land use information

Linda Stewart; The National Archives. Archiving and disseminating historical land use information [Powerpoint (.ppt) - 4.11MB Fri, 07 Jul 2006 09:55:00 BST]

Alison Wray and Julian Groom; DEFRA. Agricultural Land Use Historical Data and the 2004 Rural/Urban Definition [Powerpoint (.ppt) - 1.94MB Fri, 07 Jul 2006 10:14:00 BST]

Alison Dickson; DEFRA. MAGIC [Powerpoint (.ppt) - 708KB Fri, 07 Jul 2006 10:09:00 BST]

Paula Aucott; GBHGIS Project. A Vision of Britain Through Time: Historical Land Use Information [Powerpoint (.ppt) - 2.26MB Fri, 07 Jul 2006 10:20:00 BST]

Afternoon session 2: Analysing and re-purposing historical data

Brian Baily; Generating vector data and statistics from the Stamp survey [Powerpoint (.ppt) - 9.12MB Fri, 07 Jul 2006 10:25:00 BST]

Humphrey Southall; Generating vector data and statistics from the Stamp survey [Powerpoint (.ppt) - 4.54MB Fri, 07 Jul 2006 10:28:00 BST]

Ruth Swetnam; The spatial dynamics of rural land-use change in England and Wales between 1930 and 2000 [Powerpoint (.ppt) - 40.1MB Fri, 07 Jul 2006 10:29:00 BST]

Afternoon session 3: Discussion on potential policy applications of historic data

Andrew Baker; Potential Policy Applications of Historic Data A Natural England Perspective [Powerpoint (.ppt) - 2.00MB Fri, 07 Jul 2006 10:35:00 BST]