Visualising Changing Land Use in GIS
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