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Historical maps of Great Britain

Digitized archive maps API from the National Library of Scotland

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Available map layers

MapTiler Cloud provides you with archive NLS maps of Great Britain for your projects and mashups.

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Easy implementation in just a few steps

1

Subscribe to
MapTiler Cloud

Select the right plan for your requirements and expected map traffic.

select plan
2

Select the map
for your project

In your MapTiler Cloud administration, go to Tiles -> United Kingdom, and select the map for your project.

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3

Use NLS layer
in your app

On the selected map, preview the details of the layer, and select one of the publishing methods.

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Use historical maps in your projects

Combine historical and modern maps together, create mockups, transitions, or compare the land use
now and then. With the historical maps API, you can access one of the greatest map collections available. And use its maps with various libraries, such as Leaflet, OpenLayers, ReactJS or with the Angular application framework. Mobile application development with Android SDK and iOS SDK is also possible.

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Pricing plans

All historical maps of the NLS collection are available with a single MapTiler Cloud subscription. Select the plan that best fits your needs.

The prices do not include VAT.

Plan

Pricing
Printing
for external use contact us
Static Maps API
Map services
WMTS
No MapTiler logo required
Service availability
99.9%

FREE

non-commercial use only
Pricing $0
Requests included
extra requests
100 thousand / month
Get started
Printing
for external use contact us
Static Maps API
Map services
WMTS
No MapTiler logo required
Service availability
99.9%

FLEX

basics for start-up businesses
Pricing $25/month
Requests included
extra requests
500 thousand / month
$0.10 / 1000 requests
Select
Printing
for external use contact us
1 map/month
max 100 copies
internal purposes
Static Maps API
Map services
WMTS
No MapTiler logo required
Static Maps API

UNLIMITED

standard for growing businesses
Pricing $295/month
Requests included
extra requests
5 million / month
$0.08 / 1000 requests
Select
Printing
for external use contact us
1 map/month
max 100 copies
internal purposes
Static Maps API
Map services
WMTS
No MapTiler logo required
Static Maps API

CUSTOM

best for high-traffic use cases
Pricing Prepaid plan
Requests included
extra requests
Soft limit on requests
big volume discount
contact sales
Printing
for external use contact us
Custom number of maps and copies
Static Maps API
Map services
WMTS
No MapTiler logo required
Static Maps API
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Explore the National Library of Scotland map collection

The National Library of Scotland is one of the largest libraries in the United Kingdom and their map collection holds more than 1 500 000 cartographic items. MapTiler is proud to host selected maps for anyone to use in their projects. Their online map collection is available here.

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We have scanned paper map sheets of out-of-copyright Ordnance Survey maps. All the individual map sheets were cropped to remove their margins and then georeferenced in the OSGB coordinate system. They were then combined together to create one zoomable seamless map for Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland.

The map tiles were rendered on a computer cluster using a customized version of the MapTiler Desktop application.

Provided by the National Library of Scotland and MapTiler AG.

Please email geo@nls.uk for further assistance, or to provide general comments and feedback.

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