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One of the many historical projects currently being undertaken by KHA invovles checking the the old maps of what is now Kosciuszko Park against what can still be physically seen on the ground. This process is formally know as "Ground-truthing".
Craig Doubleday has been plugging away since 2007 as a part of this effort locating signs of the original Kosciuszko road. This road was last used in 1909, 101 years ago. Below is a part of a progress report. The complete report includes photos 3 GPS data files which will hopefully be made publicly available on completion of Craig's project.
The report is an example of how, with patience and perserverance, it is still possible to locate and record old sites and tracks. Any reader interested in joining the ground truthing team is welcome to contact Graham Scully to talk over possible involvement.
This series of maps have been created from Geoscience Australia datasets.
Layers can be turned on and off using the "Layers" symbol on the left hand side, underneath the "Pages" symbol.
Maps are georeferenced. Using the Geospatial Tool, coordinates for a location can be obtained.
They are designed to printed on A2 paper.
For printing on an A4 page, you have two options:
Print the whole document on one page (very small print!)
Download the PDF and open with Acrobat Reader. Then use the "Snapshot" tool to select an area, then click the right mouse button and select "Print". There should be an option in the print screen to "fit Image to page".
Central Kosciuszko National Park (2.7MB)
South Kosciuszko National Park (2.9MB)
The attached PDF files are maps of the squatter's runs and homesteads from 1885 maps.
Maps for printing on A4 paper are also attached below. There is some overlap between this series of maps.
The maps are now georeferenced. When you open one in Adobe Reader, select Tools - Analysis - Geospatial Location Tool. A small box showing the latitude and longitude of the cursor position will appear.
Thanks go to David Scott for his research into the locations.