Presentation: How to read a Trench Map

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How to read a British Trench Map of the Western Front

Robert Warren, Big Data Institute

Dalhousie University Club Pub, February 26th, 2014, 7pm

Abstract: This presentation will review the British Trench Map Coordinate system used by British and Dominion forces on the Western Front during the Great War.  The origins of the system and the issues in its implementations with Belgian and French plates and field surveys by British ordnance surveys teams will be explained. Reading Trench Maps legends and using the Muninn Trench Map converter will be covered with a few historical locations serving as examples.