Metal Detecting Research & Exploration - A Complete Guide, page 36

Basic Map Analyzing Techniques

MAP COMPARISON - A TUTORIAL

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Not only the map shows important details such as configurations of villages and locations of homesteads, but also accurately depicts both major and minor roadways - this would help me to overlay the maps accurately. In terms of map scale, accuracy and detail, this historic map is the most adequate to the modern topo map I am using for this research, and sufficient enough for the Map Overlay method. In Photoshop, I electronically rectified the 1868 historic map - scaled and rotated its image a little, to make it fit into the 1988 topo map. For the purpose of demonstration, I colored the historic map purple.

Overlaying the 1988 Topo Map with 1868 Historic Map

Map Overlay Method

I mark the locations with pink buttons, and, after removing the historic map, I place the longitude and latitude coordinates (obtained from Google Earth) and altitude (elevation) value at each location on my topo map.

Now I have all coordinates to be used with GPS navigation and enough visual info for conducting my footwork and metal detecting projects.

All Obtained Information is Placed on Topographic Map

Topographic Map Marked with Obtained Info

Below you can see what these locations look like in reality

Metal Detecting Location # 1

Metal Detecting Site

Coin Shooting Location # 2

Coin Shooting Site of Former Medieval Village

Recovering Large Copper Coins, ca. 17th Century, at Gostilovo Hunt Site

Metal Detecting 17th Century Large Copper Coins

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