Category Archives: Cartography

Inaugural Scottish QGIS user’s Group

“Today we have a guest blog post from one of the Geo-developers at EDINA.  Mike works as part of the data team and is usually up to his oxters in databases ensuring that the data offered through Digimap is both … Continue reading

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Top 5 geo books for Xmas

Following up on yesterdays post about presents for geo-geeks, here is a list of books that geo-geeks might like to receive this Christmas. There has been a recent flurry of map related books and this list will focus on these … Continue reading

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Creating a transparent overlay map with mapbox-ios-sdk

For this blog post i have managed to capture on of EDINA’s mobile developers.  Their guest article will describe how to create transparent overlays for mobiles using mapbox-ios-sdk. I am working on a historic map overlay, where the user can … Continue reading

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International Benchmarking Review of UK Human Geography

Picked up from Kenneth Field’s Blog, the ESRC have put together a report on Human Geography in the UK. The report is co-authored by the RGS-IBG and the Arts and Humanities Council. The report concludes that the UK ranks top … Continue reading

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Old Maps online workshop

Old maps online launched some months back and has been quite a hit.  It essentially is a catalogue of old maps from library collections around the World.  However, it is much more than just that. Old maps online allows users … Continue reading

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Christmas gifts for geo-geeks

There is no shame in being a geo-geek.  Geeks seem to be “in” at the moment and maps also seem to be cool.  With this in mind, you might want to send someone something map or geo related.  To help … Continue reading

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SplashMaps – tough and usable maps

Maps are great, we use them to help us navigate around spaces. These spaces tend to be outdoors and the weather is not always conducive to unfurling a massive sheet of paper. In my opinion, maps need to be tough. … Continue reading

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The true size of Africa

Maps have long been the preserve of the “Old World” and we like nothing more than putting ourselves at the centre of the map and making ourselves look big and important.  Representing a 3D object in 2 dimensions is not … Continue reading

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Cartography and the Tour de France

For those of you that know the person behind the GoGeo blog and @go_geo, then you will know that they enjoy a spot of cycling. That may be a bit of an understatement.  So, imagine their delight when they stumbled across … Continue reading

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Whats in a name?

An interesting post that I spotted on the Strange Maps blog.   The article looks at placenames in a metropolitan (built up) environment.  Quite often, unlike in rural areas, there is no clear demarcation between different areas. So how do you know when you … Continue reading

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