DAMP has been set up in order to digitise as many pre-Ordnance Survey maps and estate plans as we can. 

We are starting with the Nithsdale area and concentrating on 18th century hand-drawn cartography.  There are several hundred of these still extant offering in their fine detail a totally novel look at our history, geography and society.

Placing these maps in the public domain will allow in depth study on a large number of fronts and help residents and school children develop a deeper sense of place.

If you would like to join us you will be most welcome.

Mission statement

To digitise pre-Ordnance Survey maps and estate plans of Nithsdale and Dumfriesshire​ and place them in the public domain for educational, cultural and general interest purposes