Tag Archives: Maps

NLS publishes new 1840s-1950s Ordnance Survey detailed maps for London and South-East England

The National Library of Scotland has just made freely available online 16,865 historic Ordnance Survey maps covering Greater London and the south-east of England. The Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile (1:2,500) maps were the most detailed series covering … Continue reading

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New detailed online maps covering post-War Edinburgh and London

Tony and I were contacted yesterday by our colleague Chris Fleet, Senior Map Curator at the National Library of Scotland with the exciting news that NLS have made freely available their earliest editions of Ordnance Survey National Grid maps at … Continue reading

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The search for Flight 370

As the search for missing Malaysian Airways Flight 370 approaches it’s 5th week, the reliance of Geospatial technology and the skills to analyse large volumes of data are becoming increasingly clear. In this post we will look at some of … 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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Top 10 Christmas ideas for geo-geeks

It’s that time of year again.  Finding the perfect gift for those that we care about and trying to be just a little bit different or going that extra mile to get a gift that really will be cherished.  Increasingly, … 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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Fieldtrip GB – A data capture app from EDINA

EDINA, the Jisc funded data centre based at the University of Edinburgh,  has just released an app that allows users to capture data against high quality base maps.  Fieldtrip GB has been designed to support teaching, learning and research in … Continue reading

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Maps from behind the curtain

Maps are great, I could spend hours looking at them.  It makes no difference if it is a map of somewhere I know well, or a place I don’t know at all.  Cartographic styles vary around the World and it … Continue reading

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Social Networks and Personal Digital Archives – it’s up to you.

Gary Gale, Director of Places at Nokia, was a keenly anticipated speaker on this years EEO-AGI seminar series.  Gary has many years experience in the world of tech and GIS having worked for Yahoo for many years before switching to … Continue reading

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