Atlas of Rural Settlement in England GIS
Brian Roberts and Stuart Wrathmell’s An Atlas of Rural Settlement in England is a key point of reference for understanding the development of rural settlement in England.
The maps in the original, printed Atlas were produced digitally, but were created as graphics files which cannot be used in GIS or similar software.
GIS is now widely used in the management and study of the historic environment. Many people have access to ‘geobrowser’ software like Google Earth. There is also a rich and steadily growing array of spatial data relating to the development of England’s landscape.
We want to make it possible to use Roberts and Wrathmell’s results in current, spatial applications. Our aim is to enable more effective re-use of the information in the Atlas.