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simon3
2008-02-06 09:38:45
Re Origin of Mapping
If you are visiting the north coast you might be interested in this interesting article on the ordnance survey's original baseline on which the first triangulation of Ireland was done.
www.jochenlueg.freeuk.com/english/baseline.htm

The triangulation was used in the 6" to a mile OS maps from the 1830's some of which are still in use. The obsolete trig or triangulation pillars we now see dotted around many of the summits date from the 1960's/70's
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