Monthly Archives: April 2017

3D Mapping With The Ordnance Survey

The Ordnance Survey has revealed its latest impressive development – a new 3D mapping software package that brings to life some of the UK’s most dramatic landscapes. The interactive tool offers aerial views of peaks, glens, lochs and lakes – … Continue reading

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Map Your Surname in the UK

This web site might be of interest to geographers – it produces a ‘heat map’ for the UK according to the distribution of selected surnames. http://named.publicprofiler.org/  The data used for the website comes from the Consumer Data Research Centre, and … Continue reading

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The Unhappiest Places in the UK?

The Office for National Statistics has just released data outlining how happy people are across the UK, and the top 13 unhappiest places to live are all in England. In their report titled “Personal well-being in the UK: Oct 2015 … Continue reading

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New Improved Look For Google Earth

An updated version of ‘Google Earth’ was launched on April 18th, and includes a range of exciting new features.  The latest version has been two years in the making, and while it’s currently available only on Chrome and Android, it’s … Continue reading

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First Icebergs of the Season Attract Tourists

An interesting new type of tourism has emerged this week in Newfoundland thanks to a new visitor – one of the first icebergs of the season. A towering 150 foot tall iceberg has run aground in the shallow waters next … Continue reading

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