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How to name your road

In Motorway or motornay? I coloured UK roads by the first number in their name. To make the nomenclature clearer I have grouped these roads into regions, then coloured the map below. 114 more words

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Motorway or motornay?

A good friend (about to move away – boo) taught me the car game motorway or motornay? in which players take it in turns to guess the veracity of suggested motorways. 70 more words

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Getting lost in maps

Its not often that I blog here on my fascination with maps. But yesterday’s find in a charity shop, a 1955 map of my home area, an OS Sheet SD54 1:25,000, brought home once again how wonderful it is to get lost in maps. 307 more words


The Centre of Great Britain

If someone asked you where the centre of Great Britain was or for that matter where the centre of England was, would you know? Or more to the point would you care? 800 more words

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Benford’s Law and the Administrative Geography of Great Britain

Just listened to the latest episode of the Infinite Monkey Cage, and was reminded of Benford’s Law. This states:

Benford’s Law, also called the First-Digit Law, refers to the frequency distribution of digits in many (but not all) real-life sources of data.

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OS Mapfinder

That’s OS for Ordnance Survey, to you. It’s another map app for Android (and possibly iPhone, who knows). It is a game-changer for off-the-beaten-track navigation. 512 more words


Quick Play with Cayley Graph DB and Ordnance Survey Linked Data

Earlier this month Google announced the release of the open source graph database/triplestore Cayley. This weekend I thought I would have a quick look at it, and try some simple queries using the… 645 more words

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