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A Mountain to Climb

I’ve been to the top of Snowdon twice before, once in the early 80s and again in 2002. On both of those occasions it was a gentle trundle up the mountainside courtesy of the Snowdon Mountain Railway, into the clouds that were shrouding the higher slopes.   405 more words


Purley paddler's 400-mile journey highlights plastic pollution

Lizzie Carr, the Purley woman backed by the Ordnance Survey to travel the length of England using a paddle board on the country’s waterways, has completed her epic journey, and made some very worrying discoveries. 853 more words


London now in 1801 map style

The Ordnance Survey is celebrating its 225th birthday by producing a map of modern London in 1801 cartographic style including, of course, numerous features not present two centuries ago – such as railways, the Blackwall Tunnel and the cable car across the Thames. 33 more words

Maps & Words, Lost & Found

Is there a correlation? A month before the exhibition opening my mum finally lost the map of her house, even when stood in the kitchen surrounded by ‘white goods’ there is nothing there she recognises. 222 more words

Revealing the Wonders of Wiltshire

I had the exciting task of collecting a set of over 10,000 colour transparency slides a few weeks ago from the widow of the late photographer Steve Day. 397 more words



I imagined handing over 2 sets of ‘data’ to a university department who would use some modern process (thermo-form blah) to create 2 models: one of Hutton’s contour lines of Schiehallion and another – same mountain – but current contours. 368 more words

Above the scenes with Ordnance Survey

Back in February I went behind the scenes at Ordnance Survey with Dom Turnor, a Field Surveyor at OS, to find out how the master map of Great Britain is updated. 1,388 more words