Ordnance Survey

How The UK's Tallest Mountain Managed To 'Grow' By A Metre

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK

The tallest mountain in the UK has "grown" by a metre in height in the last 65 years, experts have discovered. Ben Nevis, which is the highest peak i...

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.

Get Out the Maps and Ditch the Sat Nav - Go on, You Can Do It

Roger McKinlay | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK Tech
Roger McKinlay

Navigation teaches how to make a decision based on factual data and variables, which we know as judgement. Computers do not make a judgement, they carry out a task, or at best rely on programmable probability theory.

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...

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...

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 ...