The UCS and Basemap Series News Thread
Over in the Basemap Hub it has become increasingly clear to me that we are currently suffering from a lot of repeated requests and queries with regards to the existence or correct usage of basemaps or colour schemes. The Wiki has already been updated to include the updated colour scheme, most of the new maps and a lot of the older ones, but it is clear that simply directing people to the wiki in thread is not the most efficient way of doing things. This thread is, therefore, a triple purpose one:
-> Firstly as a formal broadcast of the existence and updated nature of the wiki
-> Secondly as a general index of the maps currently known to be in existence and on the wiki, along with update progress currently.
-> Thirdly as a point to make general announcements of major revisions to the basemap (hopefully we won't have any of these now), colour scheme additions or removals (ditto) and periodic updates on new basemap completions/updates.
Please refer to the Wiki before asking about the existence of maps for a particular year.
The Revised Basemap Database on the Wiki
The Basemap Hub: most post-2008 maps are here. There may be some in the thread we've missed for the wiki, and this is also where the updates are discussed.
Older Map Threads: There may be some very old maps here, but a lot of the later pages are non-editable reference maps.
Index of Current Wiki Maps
Note: Current colour scheme is the Revised (RCS) version of the UCS. Many maps done by specific members have been done in a different colour scheme, the ICS, while a few used completely seperate schemes. Even the most updated maps may have border changes in future.
Square Map, Old UCS
500BC, 1066, 1358, 1500, 1618, 1770, 1793, 1825, 1830, 1837, 1850, 1870 (Before, end of and after the Franco-Prussian War), 1877, 1890.
Square Map, WIP Other Colour Schemes
Old Globe Map, Old RCS
610BC, 475, 477, 1492, 1650, 1861
Old Globe Map, Current RCS (some minor deviations possible)
600, 900, 1000, 1030, 1100, 1300, 1400
Old Globe Map, ICS
1300BC, 600BC, 323BC, 44BC, 565, 700, 800, 1815, 1860
Old Globe Map, Other Colour Schemes
Revised Globe Map, Current RCS (some minor deviations possible)
1750, all maps post 1900, including 1900, 1910, 1925, every 5 years between 1950 and 1985, every year during WWI, WWII and 1989-present. Several for years in WWII, 2011.