Locating London’s wartime past: www.bombsight.org
Bomb Sight uses geography to link together The National Archives’ Second World War Bomb Census maps for London with photographs and personal narratives from other sources, within a web-mapping and mobile application that can be used by students and citizen researchers, as well the general public.
The JISC funded project website launched at the end of November 2012 and immediately went viral. In this talk we take an inside look at the project and how it was developed.
Dr Catherine (Kate) Emma Jones is a senior lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Portsmouth. She is interested in usability of geographic systems and data, health and urban mapping now and in the past. She studied for an MSc at University College London in 2002 and went on to complete a KTP, PhD and Post Doc also at UCL. She took up her post at Portsmouth in January 2010.