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How to escape a British heat wave

2017-09-21T08:52:06+00:00July 17th, 2013|Mapping Product, Places Abroad, Places in the UK, Uncategorized|

The UK is currently experiencing 'Summer'. A phenomenon which happens once a year and usually consists of around a week of sunshine, followed by a lot of wet weather. This year, however, Britain is experiencing an ongoing heat wave, which is only getting hotter. A welcome change to the traditional British summer. The heat isn't [...]

Mary’s Moonwalk

2017-09-21T08:52:08+00:00May 21st, 2013|Places in the UK, Uncategorized|

Contrary to popular belief, the Moonwalk isn't just the signature dance move of the great Michael Jackson. It's also the name of a fantastic event that aims to raise money for the global fight against breast cancer. The Moonwalk is an all night power walking challenge around the streets of central London. But that's not [...]

Mapping the Night Sky

2017-09-21T08:53:27+00:00May 14th, 2013|Data Visualisation, Mapping Product, Places Abroad, Uncategorized|

Scientifically, every star in the night sky is just an enormous glowing ball of gas held together by gravity. But humans have always interpreted the stars as something beautiful and for years they have provided inspiration to explore, to dream and to learn. They have played their part in historical religious ceremonies and in navigating [...]

Historic Maps in a Digital Context

2017-09-21T08:53:43+00:00May 7th, 2013|Mapping news, Uncategorized|

Maps present a dynamic art that is constantly evolving as time goes by. Last October, we wrote about the history of cartography and it's progression over the years. We've also added an entire collection of historic maps to our online map shop. However, since the advent of Google Maps and other digital mapping solutions, some [...]

Margaret Thatcher’s Funeral Procession Route

2017-09-21T08:53:52+00:00April 15th, 2013|Places in the UK, Uncategorized|

Margaret Thatcher was Britain's first female Prime Minister and served three consecutive terms in Office. She was the driving force behind a broken Britain, and a lot of her actioned policies were greeted with heavy opposition. She was responsible privatising state-owned industries, reforming trade unions, lowering taxes and reducing social expenditure across the board. Thatcher's [...]

Nuclear Weapon States Map

2013-03-19T16:41:37+00:00March 19th, 2013|Mapping news, Mapping Product, Places Abroad, Places in the UK, Travel News, Uncategorized|

The 1930's was a period of immense change. The great depression caused markets to crash and resulted in economic downfall, whilst Adolf Hitler seized the opportunity to rise to power. Many major conflicts occurred across the world including the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Chaco War and the earth changing World War II. The decade also [...]

Mapping dialect and it’s influences

2017-09-21T08:56:36+00:00January 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The origins of language in humans has been a topic of scholary discussion throughout the ages. It has been documented in the Christian bible in the book of Genesis as a 'confusion of tongues' and has been deemed by some scholars as unsuitable for serious discussion due to a lack of empirical evidence.

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