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Through the mill

The Coventry Standard 9 Aug 1867 carried notice of the sale by auction of Brandon Silk Throwing Mills on that very day.

The property comprised the mills, residence, meadow and water power on the River Avon. 280 more words

Family History

Trig Pillars

Happy Birthday!

I didn’t realise our trig pillars turned 80 years old this year. Their construction began in 1936 as part of a comprehensive remapping exercise across the UK. 150 more words

Hiking

OS Triangulation Points

Harland South Triangulation Pillar

Hunting Tower Chatsworth Estate

SK 0322 9026 Hollingworth Head Surface Block

SE 0803 0044 Hey Edge 423m

Surface Bolt Laddow Rocks… 405 more words

Ordnance Survey

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

Fun

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

Cartography

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