UK Maps

19 Of The Most Depressing Place Names That Actually Exist

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Comedy

Have you ever been feeling low and wondered if anywhere else in the world represented your emotions? Well, now you can find out. Sad Topographies i...

Where Would We Be Without Maps?

Steve Backshall | Posted 27.09.2015 | 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.

Better Than 'Blade Runner': Re-Imagining Our Cities

John O'Reilly | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Tech
John O'Reilly

Images of the city have always wielded psychological, emotional and political power. Anyone brought up on a diet of Hollywood movies and US TV shows will have had that uncanny experience as a first-time visitor to a US city - a sense of déjà vu, the feeling of being on a movie set, in a story.

Google Maps Tells Will Tell You Off For Asking "Are We There Yet?"

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Tech

You're on a never-ending journey and someone in the back seat is persistently asking if we're there yet, despite being sat in a traffic jam on the mot...

Download This Immediately: Student Launches Worldwide Toilet Finder App

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

If you find ur-ine desperate need for the toilet while out and about, there's now no need to go potty, thanks to a new loo-finder app. University s...

Michael Rundle

Google Want You To Trust Them With All Your Personal Data They Already Have | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech

Google has a problem, which is that if you're feeling paranoid, use the right combination of language or just aren't paying attention, its best produc...

The Gaza Conflict Explained In One Handy Map

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK

The French video illustrates how large Gaza is compared to Paris The complex history and politics of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict can begin...

Google Maps Is Full Of Pandas!

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Tech

UPDATE: Mystery Solved! Hundreds of panda bears have shown up on Google Maps for what is presumably a good reason, and not a portent of a coming R...

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.

Every Place Mentioned In Tom Waits Songs - Now On An Interactive Map

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Comedy

Stop everything! We just found the latest thing to add to our (ever-expanding) list of Cool Things People Are Doing On The Internet. It's a map of ...

Shift In Poles Means Magnetic North Now Technically Points East

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Magnetic north has moved from west of Grid North to the east for the first time in 200 years, causing a massive reworking of the Ordnance Survey's map...

Make Your Own Google Street View Map

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Tech

Google's Street View cameras have been some amazing places - but we've very recently seen how user-generated content can be almost as compelling. N...

Just One Cornetto: Google Street View Adds Venetian Canals

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

At this point there is barely anywhere that Google Street View can't or won't go. But this one is at least a little more elegant and relaxing than ...

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...

Google Maps Deletes Massive Scottish Island

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Tech

Google Maps appears to have destroyed an entire Scottish island in its latest update. The island of Jura is totally absent from Google Maps as of p...

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...

'Skyfall' Dead Island Added To Google Street View

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Tech

Fresh from adding Street View images of a building that looks like the lair of a super-villain, Google has now added an actual* master criminal's stro...

LOOK: Every Single River In The US

Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK Tech

No only is it astoundingly beautiful but this image of every single river in the US just shows how wet dry land really is. To make the image, softw...

Take A Holiday At Your Desk

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Tech

Google has added more than 1,000 new destinations to its Street View maps. And it might just be the cheapest holiday you take this year - or at lea...

Why Are They Called 'Smart' Phones Anyway?

Morgana Edwards | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Morgana Edwards

I must at this stage confess, I have an iPhone 4S. A bizarre statement to make while trying to recruit members of my anti-smart phone army, but bear with me. I have only had it since December and, no, it wasn't my choice.

Ordnance Survey Maps Hit iOS For Old School Cartographers

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Tech

If you're an iPhone user, going 'old school' with maps used to mean switching back to Google. Not any more. Now you can switch all the way back to ...

Mysterious 'Sandy Island' Found On Google 'Does Not Exist' Insist Scientists

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK Tech

A large Pacific island that appears on Google Maps has been declared "not to exist" by a team of Australian scientists who spent 25 days at sea lookin...

PICS: What Does Google Actually Look Like?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Tech

In recent weeks Google's mapping service has given users amazing new views of the oceans, far-off valleys and rainforests. Now it's given us someth...

Apple CEO Apologises For Maps

Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar/Michael Rundle | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Tech

Apple CEO Tim Cook has published an extraordinary and unprecedented apology for his company's bungled release of its new mobile Maps application. T...