Mapping Tools

Here are a few helpful tools to ensure that you map and record the correct location and grid reference for your records.

Grid References We highly recommend Bedfordshire Natural History Society’s Grab a Grid Ref for obtaining grid references for locations.
Maps: Cumbria Tetrads, Hectads and Vice-counties

DINTY tetrads (2km squares) of the form NY33J, hectads (10km squares) such as NY33 and Watsonian vice-counties such as Vice-county 69 Westmorland with Furness are all often used in biological recording. To get the hectad, tetrad or vice-county for a particular place we recommend using the Grab a Grid Reference facility above.

For an overview of the county, please download an A3 PDF map.

Mapping Tool This is an interactive web mapping tool with Google and Open StreetMap layers developed using OpenLayers Library and Proj4js Library.

Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at 6:59pm
Wood anemones and early dog violets out by the river Wear in Durham now - getting outside and looking for signs of spring at this surreal time seems like the best #NaturalHealthService @BSBIbotany https://t.co/l2KoNthcz8 CumbriaBDC photo
Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 11:56pm
Following the closure of Tullie House tomorrow CBDC will continue to operate by staff working from home and via email. All face to face meetings and training courses have been cancelled up to end of April. Keep safe and well.
Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 11:52pm
3. This decision was not taken lightly & was done in conjunction with partners & stakeholders. With the health of our community uppermost in our minds we feel closing is the safest option. We look forward to reopening with our programme of exhibitions & events as soon as possible
Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 11:52pm
2. On Wednesday 18th March all galleries will be closed. From Thursday 19th March the entire building and grounds will be closed to the public. Decisions about eventual reopening will be made in accordance with the latest government guidance.