Best bits of the internet and what you use them for, links not allowed

ugly

LE
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I will admit to being an avid surfer of the web (possibly causing me more grief at work than is good for me) and I have found some really useful things.
The old maps are excellent but I really like to look up addresses I have lived at and see if I recognise them. See if old railways are nearby or old Barracks and Camps I have used.
Google Earth can be good fun to get you started on historic searches, the problem is you need those excellent Scottish mapping website posted a few years ago on here: National Library of Scotland - Map Images this is a safe non porn link to mapping, useful for trench maps in france too!
 
For those moving house and wanting to know more about areas they might move to, the index of multiple deprivation makes a useful resource.

Look for the low ranked areas and use it as a useful guide for places to avoid
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
For those moving house and wanting to know more about areas they might move to, the index of multiple deprivation makes a useful resource.

Look for the low ranked areas and use it as a useful guide for places to avoid
We used the poverty index at work to help with planning transport links.
 
If I plan on visiting somewhere I always check out the accessibility of the town or city. Some are better than others.
 
I will admit to being an avid surfer of the web (possibly causing me more grief at work than is good for me) and I have found some really useful things.
The old maps are excellent but I really like to look up addresses I have lived at and see if I recognise them. See if old railways are nearby or old Barracks and Camps I have used.
Google Earth can be good fun to get you started on historic searches, the problem is you need those excellent Scottish mapping website posted a few years ago on here: National Library of Scotland - Map Images this is a safe non porn link to mapping, useful for trench maps in france too!
A plus 1 for the NLS maps , revealed a lot of info on our locality .
 

endure

GCM
When I'm feeling sad I use Google Maps to look at the house in Oz I lived in as a child. That makes me even more sad that I'm not still living there...
 

Yokel

LE
NUKEMAP!


I once worked out that If I stayed at home, and my school had been destroyed by a 0.5 Kiloton blast (think of WE177A with the low yield option) but I had stayed a home, I would have been perfectly alright.

Must keep the windows closed.
 
I will admit to being an avid surfer of the web (possibly causing me more grief at work than is good for me) and I have found some really useful things.
The old maps are excellent but I really like to look up addresses I have lived at and see if I recognise them. See if old railways are nearby or old Barracks and Camps I have used.
Google Earth can be good fun to get you started on historic searches, the problem is you need those excellent Scottish mapping website posted a few years ago on here: National Library of Scotland - Map Images this is a safe non porn link to mapping, useful for trench maps in france too!
I use the NLS maps virtually every day. It is a fixture on my browser next to ARRSE and a few other sites.

I walk a lot, like industrial archaeology and combine the two. The side-by-side option on NLS is a fantastic resource for tracing disused railway lines/stations, canals, factories, roads, collieries etc. It gives a great window onto the past.

Anyone interested in maps in general could do worse than look at the thread @HarryBosch started in this hallowed space: https://www.arrse.co.uk/community/threads/brief-thoughts-on-maps.215999/page-51
 

Truxx

LE
I use the NLS maps virtually every day. It is a fixture on my browser next to ARRSE and a few other sites.

I walk a lot, like industrial archaeology and combine the two. The side-by-side option on NLS is a fantastic resource for tracing disused railway lines/stations, canals, factories, roads, collieries etc. It gives a great window onto the past.

Anyone interested in maps in general could do worse than look at the thread @HarryBosch started in this hallowed space: https://www.arrse.co.uk/community/threads/brief-thoughts-on-maps.215999/page-51
If you are into industrial heritage check out the "Red Wheel" database on the Transport Trust website
 

Boris_Johnson

ADC
Moderator
DirtyBAT
Me on Amazon when pissed:


Then next week getting home from work thinking "who the fuck ordered all this shite?"
 
I will admit to being an avid surfer of the web (possibly causing me more grief at work than is good for me) and I have found some really useful things.
The old maps are excellent but I really like to look up addresses I have lived at and see if I recognise them. See if old railways are nearby or old Barracks and Camps I have used.
Google Earth can be good fun to get you started on historic searches, the problem is you need those excellent Scottish mapping website posted a few years ago on here: National Library of Scotland - Map Images this is a safe non porn link to mapping, useful for trench maps in france too!
Links not allowed it says in the Title and you're the OP. For shame on your National Library of Scotland - Map Images
 
NUKEMAP!


I once worked out that If I stayed at home, and my school had been destroyed by a 0.5 Kiloton blast (think of WE177A with the low yield option) but I had stayed a home, I would have been perfectly alright.

Must keep the windows closed.
I wondered about a dirty bomb in the port of L.A - Apparently I am safe...
 
Then next week getting home from work thinking "who the **** ordered all this shite?"
Stay off the Russian mail order Bride Sites, the Amazon delivery man will not be pleased.
 
Google Earth came as a god send to the Abnormal Load Haulage industry. Originally we'd go out in an Escort vehicle and Recce the route. Checking the whole route.
With Google Earth, we can literally drive the route and if there's a bit that worries us we could phone a local haulier for info.
 

AlienFTM

MIA
Book Reviewer
Google Earth came as a god send to the Abnormal Load Haulage industry. Originally we'd go out in an Escort vehicle and Recce the route. Checking the whole route.
With Google Earth, we can literally drive the route and if there's a bit that worries us we could phone a local haulier for info.
When I go on holiday somewhere new (or if God help me I ever move) I always virtually drive round the area first. Time spent on recce, etc...
 

Robme

LE
I checked that before I moved to my current abode.

It scored very high on all the positive indices and very low on the negative ones.

However, since I moved here the incidence of sexual offences seems to have gone up.

A) it’s not me.
B) I’m feeling left out.

Can I demand sexual abuse from the DWP?
Have you seen some of the munters who work there? It’s a well know haven for grass munchers much like the WRAC used to be back in my day.
The ones you see when you sign on are generally temp contract staff, which is what I did in the 6 months I worked there. Until I was sacked for having the neck to use a wheelchair without first not having cleared it with some higher-up toss-pot.
 

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