Visualising Changing Land Use on the Courtown Estate Home Farm, 1915-1928

This visualisation shows changing land usage on the home farm of the Courtown Estate, Co. Wexford between 1915 and 1928.

I scanned a second series Ordnance Survey map and uploaded it to ArcGIS where I georeferenced it. I then digitised those fields that made up the home farm, creating a layer for each of the years. In the attribute table I noted the land use. Using the time slider functionality I created this visualisation.

Note the symbology:

  • Brown – land ‘in hand’

  • Green – let land

  • Grey – land not let

  • Purple – land taken up by the Land Commission