We’re already more than half way through 2013, so we thought it was the perfect time to look back over the last six months and remind ourselves of the ten most popular topics on our blog so far…
10. OS Terrain 50 launched – OS OpenData users and developers can now access a new fully maintained analytical height product called OS Terrain 50, available in grid and contour format.
9. See the Olympic Park in 2030 – we worked with the Institute of Civil Engineers to produce a customised map of the future Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, as it will look in 2030, transforming the former site of the prestigious London 2012 Olympic Park.
8. Football fan maps – we came across this great use of Ordnance Survey maps to display an answer to a very old question – where do the supporters of different football teams actually live?
7. The Scottish National Trail – find out about the new walking route called the Scottish National Trail, the first to travel the full length of Scotland.
6. Find the best places to live in Great Britain – when we saw an article in The Times about the 30 best towns in Great Britain, it sparked our imaginations at Explorer House and we wanted to see them laid out on a map, so we used OS OpenSpace to do just that.
5. OS MapFinder iOS app launched – since its launch in January our outdoor navigation app, OS MapFinder, has reached over 100,000 downloads and over 600,000 sessions.
3. England’s new 2000ft mountain – find out how Thack Moor became a mountain.
2. Map reading skills – our series of map reading posts covered grid references, using a compass and understanding map symbols.
1. Map design: a list of helpful online resources – whether they’ve been making maps for 20 years or two weeks, just like any designer, cartographers need inspiration when starting their latest project – so our Cartographic Design team came to the rescue.