This edition of Geospatial Redux takes a look at the first annual Map Reading Week hosted by the Ordnance Survey, Esri’s Call for Papers, and Google Maps’ new blue beam for directional accuracy.
Last year, UK Ordnance Survey (OS) intern Joseph Braybrook created a geographically accurate map of Great Britain for the virtual reality game Minecraft. That map was created using 22 billion blocks. Now a full-time employee with the OS, Jopseph has built an improved map built using 83 billion blocks. From the […]
The Ordnance Survey has launched new GeoVation challenge that offers £101,000 to the ventures that make the best use of geography, technology, and good design in order to offer solutions that address the identified problems of long term housing issues in the United Kingdom. Looking to provide a way for people in Britain to […]
It’s estimated that about 7% of males are color blind in some form (as compared with 0.4% of females). While a very small percentage don’t see color at all, the most common form of color blindness is the inability to differentiate red and green colors. One area that color […]
The British Cartographic Society highlights series of posts and videos on the field of cartography. If you want an idea of what cartography was like in the 1950s, check out the video “A Cartographer’s Way in the 1950s“. To see how cartography has evolved, the Ordnance Survey blog takes a […]
The British Ordnance Survey has launched OpenData where visitors can view and download geographic data. The web site was developed as the result of select Ordnance Survey data being made freely available to the public as the result of a protracted battle by the “Free Our Data” coalition. The report […]
Platial announced its demise. The site went offline March 2nd and GeoCommons will be hosting all “geo-data (maps and places) from Platial’s 5 years of neogeography.” (Via James Fee) The Platial blog and Twitter account platialmaps live on. Learn about the Ordnance Survey with their quick “A brief history of […]
BBC Radio 4 featured an interview with Director General Vanessa Lawrence of the Ordnance Survey and Charles Arthur, technology editor at the Guardian Newspaper. The Ordnance Survey and the recent announcement to make their data freely available was discussed on the You and Yours programme on Monday 7th December in […]