Wednesday, 10 August 2011

A Global Context

Just thought I would share something I have been working on for a couple of days. Based on a few sources I have been reading through, I have plotted as many of the British coaling stations as possible onto a google map. I must admit to being a novice to this, so please bear with it, but this represents the beginning of what will hopefully be an interactive map, showing change over time, as well as a plethora of information and pictures of individual stations. It will also show the range of warships from the stations, as well as the principle trade routes. The aim is to try and explain why certain stations were seen as more important than others, by analysing their strategic placement and their proximity to important trade routes, rival stations and important colonies. It is a work in its infancy, but any pictures, stats or comments would be most welcome.

View Coaling stations in a larger map


  1. Interesting. Then there is the theory vs practice - see comments re Apia in

  2. Very interesting. Have not seen this before. Could be most useful. Thank you