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7 ways to FREE fun!

#GetOutside with your family for FREE or just the car parking fee!

We all know how important being active and outdoors is, it’s in the media often enough! 1,348 more words


Ordnance Survey Ephemera

Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland http://maps.nls.uk/index.html

There are quite a few bits of survey ephemera along Cut Gate in the Dark Peak. 380 more words

Ordnance Survey

Matching visual hierarchy to information hierarchy

If you want your map to be successful in portraying it’s story or message then it’s important to start with user requirements.

It’s important to fully understand the users requirements in terms of information hierarchy and match the visual hierarchy accordingly – that is to say that they will notice the MOST important information first and the LEAST, last. 380 more words


Maps galore

Way back in February a friend alerted me to the Map Return Scheme being run by the Ordnance Survey people.  Of course I immediately emailed them to ask for a box of old maps but heard nothing so assumed I’d been unsuccessful, as they were offering them on a first come, first served basis. 80 more words

General Craftiness

The Mourne Skyline MTR 2016

Flying back from Belfast I get chance to reflect on the past few days. The Mourne Skyline is a 35km race covering the nine highest peaks in Norther Ireland, its brutal and punishing on your body, but worth every hour of pain to cross the finish line. 237 more words


'A Lofty Arch': West Cork and the Battle of Trafalgar

Readers may remember our previous blog post on seaweed gathering along the West Cork coast and a tragic tale of the dangers of such practice, related by Georgiana Chatterton in her travel book, … 798 more words

Deep Mapping

#NationalMapReadingWeek !

As 17-23rd October marks National Map Reading Week, here at James Clarke & Co. / The Lutterworth Press, we are taking the opportunity to brush up our navigation skills! 269 more words