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2012
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Name the six mapping extracts in our competition

The latest edition of our OS Insider newsletter was published this week and we’ve included a competition that will be familiar to our regular blog readers. 

As you can see from the picture above, we’ve published six mapping extracts – and this time, if you name them all correctly, you’ll be in with a chance of winning a prize. Answers need to be emailed or posted to us by Friday 12 October – no answers posted via the blog will be entered into the competition.

All of the extracts are shown in our OS MasterMap Topography Layer and feature locations that have been in the news in 2012 – either in the GI world or the wider British news. If you can name all six, send them in to be in with a chance to win one of our two prizes – a year’s subscription to OS getamap or a custom-made map of your choice.

Take a look at OS Insider to see the extracts in full and all the competition entry details.

8 Responses

  1. Anthony Cartmell

    I can do the first five OK, but the last is causing problems. Should the writing on the map be readable? In the PDF and here is isn’t :(

    1. Gemma

      Hi Anthony, no it isn’t necessary to read the text. I’m afraid I can’t give you any clues though as that wouldn’t be fair on other entrants. Good luck!
      Thanks, Gemma

      1. Anthony Cartmell

        Thanks Gemma, number 6 is very tricky, there are very few clues from the map extract and the blurry nature of the image certainly doesn’t help. I’ll keep thinking.

  2. Gemma

    Thanks to everyone who entered the competition, we’ve now notified the two lucky winners. If you’re curious about the correct answers, they are:
    1. Buckingham Palace, London
    2. East Midlands Conference Centre, University Park, Nottingham (location for this year’s AGI conference, the focus of our OS Insider newsletter)
    3. Etihad Stadium, Manchester
    4. Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
    5. Olympic Stadium, London
    6. Warner Bros Studios, Hertfordshire (home to the Harry Potter Studio Tour, opened in 2012)

      1. Gemma

        Hi Fred,
        We were pleased with the number of entries we had in although number six proved a tricky one for people, so just twelve people answered all six correctly (yourself included) and went into the draw.
        Thanks, Gemma

        1. Kelvin

          Congratulations to the 12 who ID’d Warner Bros Studios, I didn’t.

          Now knowing the answer I went searching…that building on the SE corner is recent, I eventually found it on Bing and Google Earth (not Google Maps)…couldn’t find it on the OS derivatives such as getamap or StreetMap.

          I would have expected your competition to be solvable from your own maps!

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