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The Down Survey of Ireland

The Down Survey

This project will create a consolidated digital atlas of the 1650s 'Down Survey of Ireland' by overlaying all extant Down Survey maps and related cartographic material onto an Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 base. A catalogue of the surviving manuscripts will accompany the atlas. In addition, the project will create a geo-referenced Townland index and an historical Geographic Information System (GIS). When combined, these can be used to consolidate a wide range of seventeenth-century source material. By applying spatial analysis tools to digitised historical text-based documents, such as the 1641 Depositions and the Books of Survey & Distribution, this project will support location-based analysis of people and events using contemporary geographic models. This project is funded by the IRCHSS. For further information contact Micheal O Siochru.