A cartographic taster from the National Army Museum

We asked Robert Fleming, the Templer Study Centre Manager at the National Army Museum to give us a few tasters of some of the fascinating collections related to survey and cartography held at the museum. Read More A cartographic taster from the National Army Museum

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

How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2018

You may not be surprised to learn that during the Cold War the Soviet Union gathered information about the West. But you may be astonished to discover just how much they knew about your town, your street, even your house. John Davies and Alexander Kent, authors of The Red Atlas tell the story of the world’s most comprehensive mapping endeavour and, arguably, the world’s most intriguing maps. Read More How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2018

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

Our Top 5 Ordnance Survey Maps of 2017

As it is National Map Reading Week, we thought we would take a look at our top 5 bestselling Ordnance Survey Maps of 2017 so far to see where you are all enjoying the great outdoors.
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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

Get out and explore London’s Rivers

It’s London Rivers Week this week and the whole city is encouraged to get out and explore rivers. Whether its the mighty Thames or the humble hidden Walbrook that inspires you, we’ve got all you need to make the most of the rivers London has to offer. Read More Get out and explore London’s Rivers