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Cnoc and lochan in the Ceathramh Garb (Rough Quarter)

Last week was spent in the Eriboll area, near the edge of the Moine Thrust. Based out of the excellent independent hostel at Kyle of Tongue, my morning commute to Loch Hope would take me across the flat boggy area of A’Mhoine (The Moine) into the… 339 more words


PhD studentship in collaboration with the Ordnance Survey - identifying systematic biases in crowdsourced geographic information

Deadline 31st August 2017

UCL Department of Geography and the Ordnance Survey are inviting applications for a PhD studentship to explore the internal systematic biases in crowd-sourced geographic information datasets (also known as Volunteered Geographic Information – VGI). 871 more words

Citizen Science

More Maps: Ordnance Survey in Ireland

Given my love of the history of maps, I was excited to hear a segment on the creation of Ordnance Survey maps for Ireland on the RTÉ History Show a few weeks ago. 439 more words


Funding to Develop Geospatial Technology Products (UK)

Ordnance Survey (OS), the UK’s national mapping agency has announced that it will re-open its Geovation programme in July 2017.

The Programme which run over 12 months will provide funding of up to £20,000 and support to enable participants to launch new products or businesses that use location information and technology. 47 more words

Funding Updates

OS Benchmarks in the Peak District


Old maps are a great way to follow the history of the landscape. Ordnance Survey have been surveying the Peak, then the Peak District National Park for hundreds of years. 523 more words

Peak District

Hampshire's maps: sea serpents and trains

Beware the sea serpent which prowls the Solent Strait and preys on unusually large ships featured on Norden’s magnificent map of Hampshire dating from 1595. His highly decorative map contains referenced symbols indicating market towns, hamlets and castles and also reveals the dangerous beasts which lurked in the sea.  710 more words


Rule #27 Trig bag.

Ever realise that you’ve inadvertently got a new hobby? That, somewhere along the line, you’ve become mildly obsessed with something? Looking through my social media pics recently, I discerned a trend that I was completely unaware of. 662 more words