About this Site

A Vision of Britain through Time brings together historical surveys of the British Isles to create a record of how these islands and their localities have changed. It was created by Humphrey Southall and the Great Britain Historical GIS Project ("GIS" stands for "Geographical Information System"). We are based in the School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences of the University of Portsmouth.

More detailed information is available here about:

  • Accessibility: Making the Vision of Britain web site accessible to the widest possible audience.
  • FAQ: General: Frequently Asked Questions about the site. If your query is not covered by these or by one of our other sets of FAQs, please let us know by e-mailing gbhgis@port.ac.uk. We will acknowledge receipt of your message and hope to answer your query within 20 working days.
  • FAQ: Working with maps: This set of FAQs covers using and understanding the different kinds of maps within the site. For further details of using the historical mapping please see the "How to use the map library" tab in the Historical maps part of the site.
  • Sources: The raw materials on which the Vision of Britain web site is based: books, maps, statistical reports and so on.