My Comberton village map (version 16f of September 2022) is available in several forms. Click on the Size to download or open. See also further down for village highlight maps, habitat compartment maps.and Explorer maps.
|an Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) file with full content (best one for printing)||(4.3MB)|
|a high resolution (400dpi) PNG image file||(2.9MB)|
|a medium resolution (200dpi) PNG image file||(1.0MB)|
|a low resolution (100dpi) PNG image file||(0.3MB)|
|an Adobe Illustrator cs4 file||(1.6MB)|
|a zip file of an ESRI File Geodatabase (FGDB - current master version)||(0.8MB)|
|a zip file of ESRI map documents (MXD - to accompany the FGDB)||(0.5MB)|
|a zip file of ESRI LYR layer files (MXD - symbology definitions)||(0.5MB)|
|a zip file of a set of ESRI shapefiles (for transfer into other GIS or mapping software)||(0.3MB)|
|an Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) file of the village centre at 1:7500, filling the A3 space (for use on a tea towel!)||(3.6MB)|
|an Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) file of the whole parish at 1:13000, filling A3 Portrait)||(7.4MB)|
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, and again in July 2013. A more major update was completed in 2015. It was revised again in late 2019, and again in 2020 and 2021 (Coronavirus time).
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 (photography by Paul Hardy).
Local accuracy is around 10 metres. 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), November 2002(8), November 2006 (9), June 2009 (10), July 2013 (12) and July 2015 (14) at my archive site.
||As well as the main village map, I've done a series of 'Highlight' maps of particular areas of interest within the village. These are at much larger scale - around 1:500 at A3 size. The main village map was used as base, with accuracy improved locally by observation and ground survey (pacing out!). Further detail such as major trees and visible graves were added, all to an accuracy of about +/-3m.|
The first four of these are of the region around the St Mary's Church in March/April 2020 (during Coronavirus shutdown!) with edits to July 2022, and were created to assist in a community habitat survey and conservancy project. Click on the Colour or Grayscale column to download or open.
|The walled churchyard with original graveyard||Colour||Grayscale|
|The church surrounding area, including the extension graveyard||Colour||Grayscale|
|The ancient causeway track leading from the village to the church||Colour||Grayscale|
|The churchyard and causeway||Colour||Grayscale|
The following map shows a scheme from May/June 2021, updated as 06a of 26 September 2023, identifying habitat compartments around the church area for better nature conservancy.
These involve mowing the grass at different times of year, to allow Spring flowers and Summer plants to thrive, supporting more diversity of plant and animal populations.
Click on the Map or Legend column to download or open.
|St Mary's church area proposed habitat compartments||Colour map||Colour image||Legend and management document|
The following maps and associated activities documents suggest two different exploration trails around the churchyard area.
Click on the Map or Activities column to download or open.
|St Mary's Churchyard Family Explorer||Colour map||Family activities|
|St Mary's Churchyard Plants? Explorer||Colour map||Plants? Trail|
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