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OS Maps 3D Fly-Through Tool

  The OS Maps app now contains a new feature for Premium customers – a 3D fly-through tool. This is a wonderful addition, and really helpful in visualising a chosen walking route before you actually step outside. It produces an … Continue reading

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New 3D Resources in Google Earth

Google Earth is constantly updating its 3D imagery, and over the last year over 100 new cities have been added to the library – while already listed cities like London, New York and Amsterdam have been improved with sharper imagery. … Continue reading

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Musical Maps

I’m not sure what use these resources might have in the classroom – maybe some bright spark will come up with an idea how they could be used constructively in lessons. However, if nothing else they are a bit of … Continue reading

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Coffee Table Fit For A Geographer

How about this for a coffee table? It is the only one of its kind – based on a scale model of Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. Made from sycamore and yew, it has a glass top that gives an amazing … Continue reading

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What Are Our Perceptions Of Countries Around The World?

Exeter International is a Florida-based travel agency that specialises in arranging trips to Russia and Central Europe. I came across them while researching a possible future trip to Russia, and was interested to read about a project they completed examining … Continue reading

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Map Squeeze Balls and Bubble Wrap Maps?

I don’t know if these geographical oddities will ever become a reality, but they are interesting ideas. The object shown in the image to the left is called an ‘Egg Map’, and is designed for urban explorers to use instead … Continue reading

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Digimap Resources Now Easy To Find

I hope by now all geographers reading this blog have taken advantage of the ‘Digimap’ service provided by the EDINA national data centre for UK academia. It is a tremendously versatile tool that is affordable for all geography departments and … Continue reading

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