A highly successful 2012 for Great Britain is drawing to a close, so it’s the perfect time to share with you our top ten most popular blog stories from the year. If you’re new to the blog, you’ll get a feel for the things we talk about; and if you’re a regular blog-reader, remind yourself of what we’ve been talking about this year.
And if there’s anything you’d like to see more of or any questions you’d like answered on the blog – let us know.
1. Putting our Team GB medal winners on the map – the Olympics dominated the news this summer and also proved popular on the blog. We mapped out the birthplaces of the TeamGB medal-winning athletes using our OS OpenSpace app.
2. Are you a train-station spotter? Find out in our quiz… – our regular map extract quiz hit the jackpot when we asked you to identify railway stations on the map. If you haven’t looked before, test your knowledge now.
3. The evolution of Ordnance Survey mapping – if you’re a lover of old maps, you may be aware of the changes that have taken place on Ordnance Survey maps over the years. Our graphic illustrates the changes.
5. Ten gift ideas for the map lover in your life – it’s not too late! You’ve still got time to find the perfect gift and our top ten should give you some inspiration.
6. Life on the edge? Not a problem any longer! – our custom made map range launched in early 2012, allowing you to centre a map on the area of your choice. And now you can add your own picture to the cover too.
7. Test your knowledge of map symbols – a guide to understanding map symbols.
8. Top romantic place names – there must have been a lot of you looking for inspiration this Valentine’s Day!
9. How to recognise footpaths on Ordnance Survey maps – Ordnance Survey shows public footpaths on all of its mapping in order to educate people about their right to access any given area of land. This guide helps you to understand the symbols.
10. OS OpenData masterclasses – November dates announced! – the latest series of masterclasses designed to help you make the most of open data proved very popular.