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December 2004: Volume 9, Issue 4

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UKBORDERS: out with the old, in with the new

The original UKBORDERS web interface was withdrawn on 1 December 2004 after seven years of service.

UKBORDERS began in 1994 (before EDINA was born) as a Telnet service, delivering 1991 and 1981 Census Boundary Data to the higher education community. The long standing web interface was launched in 1998, and accumulated over 50,000 unique user sessions.

Use of the original interface decreased after the release of UKBORDERS EasyDownload in 2003, and the release of its direct replacement, the Boundary Data Selector, in August 2004. With low use and a replacement interface providing many more quality assured datasets, it was time for the hard working and original UKBORDERS interface to retire to the EDINA archive.