Old maps are fun

King’s Cross, London, from a map of about 1830

Old maps are fun. When travelling, I often have an old map of the place so I can see what was there a hundred or two hundred years ago – or often what wasn’t there, like King’s Cross Station in London…

I’ve put quite a few of these maps onto my Android tablet, with location information so that I can use them with GPS. I had a bit of a struggle to find all the information I needed to do this. There are tutorials that cover bits of the process, but not one that takes you though from start to finish. So I wrote one. Here it is.

Android GPS Mapping Tutorial

For links to sites with free mapping resources, check this.