UK Maps

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

Dr Kat Arney | Posted 18.03.2014 | 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...

PICS: Google Adds Coral Reef To Street View Maps

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Tech

Yes, this might be a good week to tell the world about your awesome maps - but Google could be trying a little too hard. The search giant has just ...

Google Maps 'Ghosts' Posted For Real In Street View Art Project

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Tech

Street View meet... the street. Across East London, New York and Berlin, a street artist has been posting real, printed versions of the ghostly fig...

Walking Your Way to Greatness... The Great British Walk

Mike Collins | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Collins

Going on a walk allows us to take a step back from our daily routine. You can feel the wind in your face, the changing of the seasons, the excitement of coming across a beautiful building or the buzz from immersing yourself in a rich social history.

Explore Historic Antarctic Sites With Google Maps

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Tech

It used to be tough to explore the South Pole. In fact, when Ernest Shackleton was looking for men in 1913, he posted an advert which said "me...

Google I/O: Amazing New 3D Maps Make it To Google Earth (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Tech

Not everything Google does with its mapping technology is great - and investigations are continuing into some of the worst examples. But privacy co...

Mind The Map - New Show Puts London In 2D (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 18.05.2012 | Home

It’s not just tourists who can be found staring blankly at maps in London. The sprawling city’s transport systems and hidden alleyways can make ev...

PICS: Atlas Marks Towns By Meanings, Not Names

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Behold a thing of beauty and wonder that may just teach you a thing or two (hundred): the Atlas of True Names. The atlas does what it says on the t...

The Evocative Power of Place Names

Pete Wiggs | Posted 23.06.2012 | Home
Pete Wiggs

As soon as I read or hear of a place, my brain conjures an image, sometimes it's a fully blown finely detailed videogame-style alternate reality, other times perhaps just a swinging pub sign depicting an eerie Medieval knight slaying a dragon in faded, flaking paint.