Category Archives: Travel

Lava Caving in Southern Iceland

As I eagerly await the beginning of my summer programme of visits to Iceland with Rayburn Tours, I have managed to find a little time to reflect on trips made back in the spring. Back in March, I had the … Continue reading

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New Interactive Relief Map Tool

I stumbled across an interesting map tool today, via the excellent Simon Kuestenmacher – who tweets regularly about all things maps as @simongerman600. It is a free interactive online tool that allows you to create a relief map view from … Continue reading

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New Interactive Iceland Resources

The travel company ‘Discover the World’ have just launched an excellent resource for geography teachers and students with an interest in Iceland. ‘Experience Iceland’ is an interactive GIS map featuring 40 videos of various locations across the country. It is … Continue reading

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New National Parks Poster for the Classroom

The Ordnance Survey has recently produced a stunning poster to celebrate 70 years of Great Britain’s National Parks: The poster shows the varied landscapes of our 15 National Parks which are ordered by the year they were created, from the … Continue reading

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Images of Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution – particularly in the oceans – has become a major issue of modern times. I recently discovered an excellent web site that contains a series of thought provoking images that could be used to raise awareness of plastic … Continue reading

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Travel Inspiration From An Eight Year Old Russian Boy

At the beginning of this month, the BBC news web site carried an interesting story with a distinct geographical flavour. It described the adventures of an eight-year-old boy from the city of Astrakhan in southern Russia who has won social … Continue reading

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‘What Three Words’ in the News

I came across an interesting article in my newspaper recently about ‘What 3 Words’, a location referencing system I first wrote about back in December, 2016 – https://devongeography.wordpress.com/?s=What3words ‘What 3 Words’ allows you to locate specific points on a map. … Continue reading

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