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 Libraryย and Proj4js Library.

Friday, October 23rd, 2020 at 8:35am
What a wonderful close up of a species we often see in our own homes! If youโ€™re in Cumbria and have a few small friends in your home like this house spider consider sending them in as a record on our website! https://t.co/7zsluxMivu https://t.co/mY8IHqHka1
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Alan Coles @greenlandfalcon
I came across the House Spider with one leg missing, that I photographed several days ago, so took some more close ups. @beardwarbler @BritishSpiders https://t.co/mGm6scYbdT
Monday, October 19th, 2020 at 5:55am
Red Admiral butterflies are still enjoying the bounty of Ivy flowers this #autumn ๐Ÿ‚

Have you seen one? Let us know ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://t.co/vQQEaXbFVS #AutumnAdmirals https://t.co/aUvtqgSgfo
CumbriaBDC photo