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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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‘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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Amazing Paper Cut City Map

I have been investigating different map styles recently, and came across this beauty. It is street map of Amsterdam created in the form of a leaf by street artist Nils Westergard. It measures 65 x 60 cm, and its intricate … Continue reading

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Making Paper Globes in the Classroom

The mapscaping web site (see link below) has a range of globe templates available that can be downloaded and colour printed on A3 or A4 paper. These can then be folded by students to create a great little 3D globe. … Continue reading

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GPS Tracker Map Art

I have recently been exploring the unusual interface created by a combination of GPS technology and creating works of art. I have been fascinated by the work of Stephen Lund, a marketing consultant from Canada who spends his spare time … Continue reading

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3D Maps As Works Of Art

‘Overview Maps’ is an innovative company that produces unique multilayered cartographic art pieces based on locations around the world, both natural and man-made. Earlier this year, the company was awarded the prestigious overall award from the British Cartographic Society, as … Continue reading

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Christmas Geo Presents From The Ordnance Survey Shop (And Others)

I was browsing online for some geography-themed Christmas presents today, and came across some excellent ideas. How about some rolls of custom made wallpaper maps for a good friend? Check out this web link: https://www.custom-wallpaper-printing.co.uk/custom-wallpaper-maps.html   The Ordnance Survey blog … Continue reading

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