[Spellyans] Place-Names & maps

Herbie Blackburn kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com
Tue Feb 5 17:26:32 GMT 2013


Scilly sounds good as a starting point - a place I'm pretty familiar with
(the place I know best after my own home town). A great contact on Scilly
would be Katherine Sawyer, the local historian and archaeologist -
http://homepages.which.net/~katharine.sawyer/kas.htm .

 

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Herbie

 

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From: Spellyans [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] On Behalf Of
Christian Semmens
Sent: 05 February 2013 16:41
To: Standard Cornish discussion list
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Place-Names & maps

 

Sounds good, It is the backgrounds that are going to prove interesting. 

I did a quick download and am partway through a render to an SVG image file,
but I think it must be a HUGE file as it has been going for half the day and
shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.

If it does work I will see if I can mail it out. This is a first stab and
will be basically an OSM map of West Penwith, but it shoudl show us what is
possible with the data we have. It might have everything on it in which case
it will be as cluttered as hell (in which case I won't send it), but we will
just have to wait and see.

If it is too large perhaps we could start with the Scillies, a
geographically much smaller area?

 

Christian

 

On 5 February 2013 16:23, e-mail kevin.blackburn1
<kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com> wrote:

If, as a first step, a set of sites, a route and suitable labels can be
sorted/agreed for the Lergh an Yeth, then Christian could get the symbol and
bilingual labels onto the map as the second step. The steps 3/4 could be the
leaflet/guidebook, and the plaques themselves.

 

Christian, let me know if you need a hand with anything (in parallel to your
first steps with OpenStreetMap I downloaded the Miniscale OS Opendata maps -
they are quite good too for overlaying of features you want; but I did not
get very far or technical, mainly considered using it as a backdrop vector
for new graphics and text layers).

 

Regards

 

Herbie

 

On 5 February 2013 15:17, Ken MacKinnon <ken at ferintosh.org> wrote:

A gowtha ker,

 

I was going to add to an earlier email that if a Cornish language map was
brought out that one of the symbols might indeed be such sites that I have
suggested should constitute a 'Cornish Language Trail /  Lergh an Yeth.  I
floated this idea some years ago and felt that the sites themselves should
be signboarded / blue plaqued bilingually with accompanying guide book /
leaflets.    Something similar has been initiated here with the Gaelic Rings
projects and has involved tourist, travel and transport undertakings and
commissioned authors.

 

-        An ken Ken.

 

From: Spellyans [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] On Behalf Of Janice
Lobb
Sent: 05 February 2013 11:37


To: Standard Cornish discussion list
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Place-Names & maps

 

At some stage it would be really nice to have a sort of "pilgrimage" map
that showed all the places where people can see some Cornish  and where
people significant in the revival lived, etc.

 

On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 12:33 AM, Herbie Blackburn
<kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com> wrote:

Craig, Ken, Christian hag oll,

 

I may just have a go at this when I have some time - I have some
'semi-professional' graphics skills, producing tomes / posters for client's
significant birthdays, and have the software to do this. I also have a
friend who has produced published maps of our local area. I'd have to
research the legal / copyright situation with regard to getting an accurate
layout of Cornwall, and symbols etc. that I can use (probably by use of the
OS Opendata facility), and also rely on you all for direction / objectives
for the project, content editing, feedback and so on.

 

This would be after my daughters wedding and subject to a lot of issues that
I might have the time to resolve - I'm confident I could produce something,
I'm just not 100% familiar with the legal side, and how we go about
including content that is obviously not 100% original.

 

What do people think? If someone more qualified is keen to take this on,
then please don't hesitate, but I do like a challenge.

 

Regards

 

Herbie

 

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From: Spellyans [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] On Behalf Of
Christian Semmens


Sent: 04 February 2013 13:21

To: Standard Cornish discussion list

Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Place-Names & maps

 

I think that is an excellent idea Herbie, a folded map and a poster size one
would be great... All we need is an artist.  :)

Christian

 

On 4 February 2013 12:35, Herbie Blackburn <kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com>
wrote:

Excited to have received my copy of Craig's 'A Concise Dictionary of Cornish
Place-Names'. Looks very comprehensive and well researched, and looking
forward to reading it and then having it by for reference.

Following on from the maps' emails, any thought of producing a Cornish
Place-Name Map based on the contents of this book? It could be a great
additional asset, and may even be an attractive tourist souvenir if pitched
right. I could imagine picking one up at one of those many whirly book/card
stands in the shops of Cornwall, especially it had the air of authenticity
the book has.

Regards

Herbie

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