My Comberton village map (version 10 of June 2009) is available as
|an Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) file with full content (best one for printing)||(4574KB)|
|a high resolution (300dpi) PNG image file||(1097KB)|
|a medium resolution (150dpi) PNG image file||(399KB)|
|a low resolution (72dpi) PNG image file||(164KB)|
|a thumbnail (200 pixels high) GIF file||(21KB)|
|an Adobe Acrobat PDF file (with no images and simplified style)||(983KB)|
|an Adobe Illustrator cs3 file (with no images and simplified style)||(1971KB)|
|a zip file of an ESRI File Geodatabase (FGDB - current master version)||(254KB)|
|a zip file of an ESRI map document (MXD - to accompany the FGDB)||(90KB)|
|a zip file of a set of ESRI shapefiles (for transfer into other GIS or mapping software)||(205KB)|
|an Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) file of the village centre at 1:7500, filling the A3 space (for use on a tea towel!)||(4527KB)|
This map was initially created by Paul Hardy in his leisure time during February to August 2001. The triggers to its creation were a combination of
Minor updates were done in October/November 2002, at which point it was adopted by the parish council and two large copies installed in the village (by village pond and near Meridian school). A more major update and revised design was done in October/November 2006, while Paul was working in the USA for ESRI (but visiting Comberton). It was updated again in June 2009.
The basic steps in the creation of the map were:
The resulting map is intentionally free of Crown or other third party copyright. Paul Hardy grants free use of this map for non-commercial purposes which benefit the village of Comberton, provided that the copyright note and a link to this page is retained. For any commercial use, contact Paul Hardy, 15 Kentings, Comberton, CAMBRIDGE, CB23 7DT, paul at paulhardy dot net. Corrections of errors and ommissions are welcomed.
The current version is A3 landscape format, and includes two images from the village sign, courtesy of Mark Bennet. These images are available separately as Obverse and Inverse Tiff files.
Local accuracy is around 10 metres at best. The coordinate system is British National Grid (lower left of map is TL3755), with grid spacing of 500m. This map is provided 'as is', based on best effort with limited resources and is not definitive. If you want a definitive map, go to Ordnance Survey!
Archived older versions are available for the August 2001 version (7), the November 2002 version (8), and the Novermber 2006 version (9) at my archive site.
The 'tea towel' A3 version was created in June 2009 to help St Mary's church in Comberton. The aim is to give a free map tea towel as part of a welcome pack to all newly arrived residents of Comberton, funded by selling tea towels at church functions. To order tea towels (cost £5+pp) contact Diana Dean on 01223 262813.
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