A Biography of the Ordnance Survey

Author: Rachel Hewitt

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 9781847082541

Category: History

Page: 436

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Map of a Nation tells the story of the creation of the Ordnance Survey map - the first complete, accurate, affordable map of the British Isles. The Ordnance Survey is a much beloved British institution, and Map of a Nation is, amazingly, the first popular history to tell the story of the map and the men who dreamt and delivered it. The Ordnance Survey's history is one of political revolutions, rebellions and regional unions that altered the shape and identity of the United Kingdom over the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It's also a deliciously readable account of one of the great untold British adventure stories, featuring intrepid and often eccentric individuals lugging brass theodolites up mountains to make the country visible to itself for the first time.
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A Tale of Obsession, Fudge and the Ordnance Survey

Author: Mike Parker

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007351577

Category: Humor

Page: 330

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“My name is Mike and I am a map addict. There, it's said!” Maps not only show the world, they help it turn. On an average day, we will consult some form of map approximately a dozen times, often without even noticing: checking the A-Z, the road atlas, or the Sat Nav, scanning the tube or bus map, a quick Google online, or hours wasted flying over a virtual Earth, navigating a way around a shopping center, watching the weather forecast, planning a walk or a trip, catching up on the news, booking a holiday or hotel. Maps pepper logos, advertisements, illustrations, books, web pages, and newspaper and magazine articles: they are a cipher for every area of human existence. At a stroke, they convey precise information about topography, layout, history, politics, and power. They are the unsung heroes of life, and this guide sings their song. There are some fine, dry tomes out there about the history and development of cartography: this is not one of them. This exploration mixes wry observation with hard fact and considerable research, unearthing the offbeat, the unusual, and the downright pedantic in a celebration of all things maps. In Map Addict, we learn the location of what has officially been named by the OS as the most boring square kilometer in the land; we visit the town fractured into dozens of little parcels of land split between two different countries and trek around many other weird borders of Britain and Europe; we test the theories that the new city of Milton Keynes was built to a pagan alignment and that women can't read maps. Combining history, travel, politics, memoir, and oblique observation in a highly readable, and often very funny, style, Mike Parker confesses how his own impressive map collection was founded on a virulent teenage shoplifting habit, ponders how a good leftie can be so gung-ho about British cartographic imperialism, and wages a one-man war against the moronic blandishments of the Sat Nav age.
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Author: Chris Warn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780174342847

Category: Map reading

Page: 96

View: 8698

Designed for curriculum Key Stages 3 and GCSE (ages 12 to 16) this book has 3 separate sections: Basic Skills, Examination Skills and Life Skills. Emphasis is placed on developing mapping skills through exercises.
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The Definitive Guide to Map Reading

Author: Julian Tippett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781904207627

Category: Map reading

Page: 144

View: 547

This volume takes the reader step-by-step through the essential techniques of map reading, navigation skills, reading the compass and route planning to ensure a complete sense of direction.
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Author: John Widdowson

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780340905029

Category: Education

Page: 48

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Prepare pupils for success in the ISEB Common Entrance Geography examination with this concise but authoritative Map Skills course. Endorsed by ISEB, this resource covers all essential skills required in using Ordnance Survey maps. It also provides teaching and practice in the use and interpretation of aerial photos alongside Ordnance Survey maps. - Provides a short introductory course covering all the necessary Ordnance Survey map skills including symbols, grid references, direction, scale, relief, drawing sketch maps and cross sections, using maps for decision making - Includes six map-based investigations - one for each theme from Common Entrance Geography: Geomorphological processes; Settlement; Weather and Climate; Economic Activities; Tectonic Processes; Environmental Issues - Includes an Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 map extract
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An Introduction to Map Reading and Basic Navigation

Author: Terry Marsh

Publisher: Pitkin

ISBN: 9780711749788

Category: History

Page: 96

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Pathfinder Map Reading Skills: An Introduction to Map Reading and Basic Navigation
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Isle of Wight

Author: Great Britain. Ordnance Survey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780319240151

Category:

Page: N.A

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OS Explorer Map is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities like walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. Providing complete GB coverage the series details essential information such as youth hostels, pubs and visitor information as well as rights of way, permissive paths and bridleways.
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Author: Great Britain. Ordnance Survey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780319237199

Category: Cotswold Hills (England)

Page: N.A

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OS Explorer Map is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities like walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. Providing complete GB coverage the series details essential information such as youth hostels, pubs and visitor information as well as rights of way, permissive paths and bridleways.
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A Colouring Journey Around Britain

Author: Ordnance Survey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780678597

Category:

Page: 96

View: 623

Colour your way around Britain with this exclusive book in association with the Ordnance Survey. Based on the accurate maps of the Ordnance Survey, the colouring pages explore the coasts, towns, forests and countryside of England, Scotland and Wales. Includes detailed maps of cities and other places of interest such as Heathrow Airport. A great gift purchase for map and colouring enthusiasts alike.
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letters containing information relative to the antiquities of the county of Down collected during the progress of the Ordnance Survey in 1834

Author: John O'Donovan,Michael Herity

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 94

View: 8374

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Thomas Moule's county and city maps

Author: Thomas Moule

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849944977

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 7231

The most beautiful Victorian maps of England's counties and cities by one of Britain's great cartographer's Thomas Moule. For the first time in a generation, the maps of the mid-19th century are reproduced to a very high standard in a large-format book. The maps are fascinating, decorative and hugely informative of an England in transformation with industrialization and the burgeoning railways. The 60 maps cover the counties of England plus key cities and are accompanied by contemporary descriptions as well as extracts on the counties from the Victorian age. It explores and explains Moule's career and development as a mapmaker and positions him alongside fellow celebrated Victorian pioneers including Brunel, Wedgewood, Bradshaw, Turner, Pugin, Blake, Scott and Wordsworth. Thomas Moule (1784-1851) is the finest Victorian mapmaker and is regarded as the true follower of John Speed in the cartographic history of Britain. Moule’s beautifully observed county and city maps present a minutely detailed record of nineteenth-century England whilst also celebrating its ‘ancientness’ and history through pastoral or monument views all of which are framed within the cartouches, festoons and architecural ornament of the time. All, however, also show the progress of the Industrial revolution. The maps have remained most influential and highly collectable in both original and as reproductions.
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A coloring journey around Britain

Author: N.A

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780678603

Category: Games

Page: 96

View: 4316

Color your way around Britain with this exclusive book in association with Ordnance Survey. Based on the accurate maps of Ordnance Survey, the coloring pages explore the coasts, towns, forests, and countryside of England, Scotland, and Wales. Includes detailed maps of cities and other places of interest such as Britain's most recognizable tourist and historical locations, plus a stunning gatefold of London.
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How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World

Author: John Davies,Alexander J. Kent

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022638957X

Category: History

Page: 248

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Many know that the Soviet Military gathered incredible information during the Cold War, but revealed in these pages is evidence that they secretly, and largely successfully, mapped the entire world. In addition to city maps of Oxford, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Shanghai, the Soviets had street level maps of Pontiac, MI, Bristol, PA, Watertown NY, and Galveston, TX. They knew certain parts of the world down to the level of individual buildings. Maps that were recovered from this unparalleled endeavor have details that aren't on domestic maps made around the same time, things like the precise width of roads, the load-bearing capacity of bridges, and the types of factories--information that would be virtually impossible to find out without eyes on the ground. In Cambridge, Soviet maps from the '80s include a scientific research center that didn't appear on Ordnance Survey maps till years later. And a map of Oxford at the same time shows Oxford University Press as a building of interest. Another map of a German city shows the distance from which one can see a lit cigarette, or hear a twig crack. The map of San Diego includes objects of obvious strategic interest--including a submarine base, a naval airbase, ammunition depots, factories that make aircraft and weapons--but also includes notes on public transportation, communications systems, and the height and architecture of buildings in various parts of town. This book presents a catalog of these maps and reveals the never-before-told story of the world's most comprehensive mapping endeavor and, arguably, some of the world's most intriguing maps. Starting with the discovery of the maps in Estonia, and their journey to libraries and private collections the world over, this work illuminates the skills, omnipresence, and ambitions of the Soviet military at the height of its era of espionage.
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Being an Illustrated Account of a Study and Exploration of the Mountains in the English Lake District

Author: Alfred Wainwright

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited

ISBN: 9780711222274

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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Originally compiled in the 1950s and early 1960s, the Wainwright walking guides are perhaps the most distinctive and unusual such guides ever devised. The result of painstaking and lengthy research by their namesake and author over a period of thirteen years, the guides have retained their original format and design to this day. The books contain intricate hand drawn sketches by the author, detailing routes of ascent, and gradients of the hills in and around the Lake District and outlying regions. The seven guides covering the Fells district, as well as the Outlying Fells of Lakeland will be reissued by Frances Lincoln in April.
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Author: Patrick Wiegand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134383843

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 407

A comprehensive and authoritative account of how primary school children and teachers can use maps to enhance learning and deepen understanding of this essential skill. It includes all aspects of map use, such as reading and interpreting maps and using maps to find the way, covering maps of all scales, including globes and atlases. The text is extensively illustrated with examples, including maps made by children themselves using conventional materials as well as computer software. A particular feature of the book is the integration of digital and conventional mapping, and Internet and CD-ROM cartography together with simple applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) appropriate to the needs of children right through primary and secondary education. This book will be of great use to all primary teachers and subject teachers in secondary school as well as non-specialist geography teachers, and will enable children to use all types of maps in new, compelling and thoughtful ways.
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Children, Education and Internet

Author: László Zentai,Jesús Reyes Nunez

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642195210

Category: Science

Page: 316

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The joint symposium of ICA commissions is always one of the most important event for cartographers. This joint seminar in Orleans was connected to 25th International Cartographic Conference, Paris. Works were presented by members of the commissions on: Cartography and Children, Cartographic Education and Training, Maps and the Internet, Planetary Cartography, Early Warning and Disaster Management.
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Education and Citizenship

Author: Dr Rhys Griffith,Rhys Griffith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136369481

Category: Education

Page: 256

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National Curriculum: National Disaster? looks beyond the classroom and discusses the way in which the infrastructure of school codes of conduct, the physical environment of school sites and the hierarchy of human resources within schools impact on the aims and reality of the National Curriculum. An alternative skills-based educational programme is also outlined which may be more likely to fulfil the expectations that many parents now hold for the education of their children.
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