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TrenchMapper, the new WFA maps project


Howard
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The Western Front Association is delighted to announce the launch of a large Great War mapping project.

The new website is free to use and displays British, French and German trench maps, aerial photographs, maps from the official history, hand drawn maps and others all georeferenced against modern mapping. The main emphasis is on the Western Front and Gallipoli but there are also UK maps of the period.

https://www.westernfrontassociation.com/trenchmapper-public/

Members get privileged access via the WFA login page.

Users can employ a name search to find trenches, maps, photographs, villages, camps etc. and to see what these places look like now with Street View. They can even explore inside key buildings and tunnels.

A tool is provided to enter a Great War map reference and display that point as a modern coordinate suitable for use in GPS. Other tools measure distance and bearing, change the modern mapping background or display the current street address.

The site launched on 28th March 2022 with more than 1,100 maps but in the future that number is planned to reach approximately 7,000. This is a phased launch of the website, developments will include more maps, 3D maps of selected areas  and other map types. We are also investigating other advanced features such as GPS integration.

The maps can be downloaded for a very modest fee, WFA members get two free maps a month and are able to zoom in further for more detail.

The site will be of use to people researching their family history, military historians and those who simply wish to remember.

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On 28/03/2022 at 21:50, Howard said:

The site launched on 28th March 2022 with more than 1,100 maps but in the future that number is planned to reach approximately 7,000. This is a phased launch of the website, developments will include more maps, 3D maps of selected areas  and other map types. We are also investigating other advanced features such as GPS integration.

 

 

Since launch, the volunteers have been hard at work preparing more maps for TrenchMapper and we've recently added the 2000th map already.  If anyone wishes to help with this project, simply email mapping@westernfrontassociation.com 

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