Five examples of how the map of London isn’t always as it first appears

Artist and cartographer Adam Dant surveys London’s past, present and future with his beautiful, witty and subversive cartographic pieces. His astonishing maps offer a compelling view of history, lore, language and life in the capital and beyond.

To celebrate the launch of ‘Maps of London & Beyond’ we asked Adam Dant to give us Five examples of how the map of London isn’t always as it first appears. Read More Five examples of how the map of London isn’t always as it first appears

5 Reasons why Soviet Maps are Amazing by John Davies and Alexander J. Kent

To coincide with the release of their new book The Red Atlas John Davies and Alex Kent explain why the many thousands of maps secretly produced by the Soviet Union are so fascinating… Read More 5 Reasons why Soviet Maps are Amazing by John Davies and Alexander J. Kent

NEW MAP: Greenland Basal Topography BedMachine v3

Researchers at British Antarctic Survey (BAS), University of Bristol and University of California at Irvine (UCI),  have produced a new map of what lies beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet. By providing scientists with the most comprehensive, high resolution and accurate picture of the bedrock and coastal seafloor, it reveals how the glaciers that drain from the Greenland Ice Sheet will contribute to future sea-level rise. Read More NEW MAP: Greenland Basal Topography BedMachine v3

The Art of Cartographics: Designing the Modern Map

We’ve seen so many different types of cartography in our time. From the archive replicas in our map room to illustrated maps by new artists. It’s so interesting to see how it is evolving as an art and how different people interpret maps differently. The Art of Cartographics is a collection of maps that showcases the most creative and interesting design projects from around the world. It features geographical maps, fictional maps and fresh and innovative approaches to cultural, economic and political maps. Here is a glimpse of what’s inside: Read More The Art of Cartographics: Designing the Modern Map

NEW MAP: South Georgia and the Shackleton Crossing

The cartographers at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have re-produced a high-resolution updated map of the sub-antarctic island of South Georgia. The island, situated at 37°W 54°10’S is a haven for wildlife, a centre for wildlife and fisheries research and famous for the epic voyage by Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men in May 1916. Read More NEW MAP: South Georgia and the Shackleton Crossing

Stanford’s Folio Smaller Railway Map of the United States (1876)

The Stanford’s Smaller Railway Map of the United States is from a fascinating series of reproductions from our Edward Stanford Cartographic Collection archive. This map was originally published in 1876, the year the United States celebrated its centennial. Read More Stanford’s Folio Smaller Railway Map of the United States (1876)

Happy Easter Island

Easter Island (also known as Rapa Nui and Isla de Pascua) is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. The nearest continental land mass is over 3,700 kilometres away.

The Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen landed on the Island on Easter Sunday in 1722 and gave it its European name. Read More Happy Easter Island

OS Walking Map Offer

We’ve gained a whole extra hour of daylight and are thinking of retiring our coats in favour of jackets. To celebrate this sudden turn of events we have a 3 for £20 offer on all Ordnance Survey walking paper maps so you can spend as much time as possible outdoors as possible. Read More OS Walking Map Offer