Mapping

Five Maps That Will Change How You See The World

The Conversation UK | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Because the Peters projection accurately shows different countries' relative sizes. Although it distorts countries' shapes, this way of drawing a world map avoids exaggerating the size of developed nations in Europe and North America and reducing the size of less developed countries in Asia, Africa and South America.

Mapping Trans in England's LGBTQ Heritage

Sasha Padziarei | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK
Sasha Padziarei

Since completing an MA in Gender, Sexuality and Culture at Birkbeck, University of London, I have become increasingly interested in LGBTQ+ histories both as a researcher and as a member of queer non-binary trans and, through my friends, a bigger LGBTQ+ community. I am especially interested in how our histories are written and who by.

Where Would We Be Without Maps?

Steve Backshall | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Tech
Steve Backshall

I find maps intoxicating. My house is full of dusty sheet maps, sailing almanacs (and I don't even sail), atlases, tourist maps and diagrams that have been sketched on napkins and I dare not discard. Maps are to me the constant, bewitching possibility of exploration. They are the places I have never been, the wild spaces I have never seen, the intoxicating promise of adventures untold.

Crowd-sourced Mapping Is Opening Up the Darkest Corners of the World

Dr Kat Arney | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Kat Arney

Most maps are static representations of a geographical snapshot in time but the world changes constantly, especially in fast-moving situations such as wars or natural disasters - something I recently explored in a recent documentary for BBC Radio 4, Mapping the Void.

WATCH: Drones Map Matterhorn In Just Six Hours

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Tech

Drones often get a bad rap - they always seem to be killing civilians, taking over the sea/air or ruining weddings. But they are used for good as w...

Minecraft Britain

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Tech

At this point it seems like anything which can be made in Minecraft, has been made in Minecraft. Full replicas of fictional space craft? Check. Wo...

Apple Buys Crowd-Source Maps Site (For Obvious Reasons)

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Tech

Apple has acquired a crowdsource location data company in an apparent effort to further bolster its highly-criticised Maps application. The Califor...

This Website Just Killed The Postcode

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Tech

A new mapping site is aiming to replace postcodes, addresses and complicated directions with something far more simple: words. Just three words, in...

This Website Just Killed The Postcode

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Tech

A new mapping site is aiming to replace postcodes, addresses and complicated directions with something far more simple: words. Just three words, in...

PICS: Google Adds 250,000 Miles To Street View Maps

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Tech

Google has made its largest-ever update to its Street View maps product. More than 250,000 miles of roads have been added around the world by Googl...