29
Apr
2016
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Sign up for Lordshill 10k on Sunday 26 June

Guest blog by OS Running Club Chairman Baz Newman

The Lordshill 10k has been going for quite a few years now and is put on by the Lordshill Road Runners running club but for the past three years it has been run from OS head office.

OS Running Club at the Lordshill 10k

OS Running Club at the Lordshill 10k. Chairman Baz is back row wearing sunglasses.

The race is a 10,000 metre route from OS, out into Nursling and then onto Lee before coming back on yourself and running through Nursling and coming down Redbridge Lane to the finish at the OS flagpole. Read More

27
Apr
2016
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First #TrigPillar80 winners picked

First things first, a massive thank you to everyone who has joined in with our #TrigPillar80 celebrations over the last week or so. We’ve been thrilled that so many of you share our loved and appreciation for the trig pillar, and particularly with the hundreds of people who have shared their favourite trig pillar photos with us on Twitter and Instagram so far.

If you missed it last week, catch up on our celebrations, find out about the inner workings of a trig pillar, read about how we survey today, meet Britain’s top trig-bagger, and try out some trig pillar routes recommended by our #GetOutside champions.

But now it’s time to announce the first four winners of our #TrigPillar80 T-shirts…

Our first four #TrigPillar80 winners


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25
Apr
2016
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MapSherpa Partner event at OS

Guest blog by Geographers’ A-Z Map Company.

25921694933_7777f0f25d_oThe inaugural MapSherpa Partner event was held at the Southampton head office for OS recently and it was a great success. With a good turn-out of business leaders in the UK’s map industry the attendees were treated to a wide-ranging presentation and discussion by MapSherpa on their Print On Demand solutions and Online Marketplace.

The discussions looked to the future and how MapSherpa solutions will improve customer experience and accessibility to the worlds mapping products. Enhancing the ability to create print on demand as well as custom maps in a much more efficient way was demonstrated by MapSherpa. Read More

22
Apr
2016
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Join the #TrigPillar80 challenge this weekend

#TRIGPILLAR80In case you missed it, we’ve been celebrating #TrigPillar80 this week, marking 80 years since the lovely trig pillar was first used to help us map out Britain. Although we no longer need the trig pillar to map the country, now using newer technology, the trig pillar remains as a British icon, guiding the way for explorers of the great outdoors.

#GetOutside and bag a trig pillar

The trig pillar can now be seen in many a photo, showcasing the British countryside and marking the high point of a walk. We asked our #GetOutside champions whether they had a favourite trig pillar to bag when out walking, fell-running and cycling and they came up trumps with some real beauties. From the wonderfully named Doughnot Hill in Scotland, to the Isle of Man to Dartmoor, our champions picked their best spot to bag a trig.

Jason nominated Snowdon - try his route and fingers crossed for a clear day like this

Jason nominated Snowdon – try his route and fingers crossed for a clear day like this

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21
Apr
2016
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Trig-bagger completes 13-year mission

While there are many trig-baggers out there, trig-bagger extraordinaire Rob Woodall completed his 13-year mission to bag all of Britain’s trig pillars last weekend in Fife.

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He’s bagged 6,190 trig pillars in that period, a seriously impressive achievement. We joined his final trig-bagging expedition to Benarty Hill and awarded him a mounted flush bracket to mark the moment. Read More

20
Apr
2016
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How do OS survey Great Britain?

This week marks 80 years since the trig pillar was first used in the retriangulation of Great Britain on 18 April 1936. We’ve been celebrating by sharing the story of the humble trig pillar, and giving you the chance to join our celebrations with The Trig Pillar Trail Challenge. But is the trig pillar is now obsolete – just how do we survey Great Britain today?

OS Net locations across Britain

OS Net locations across Britain

Life after the trig pillar

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19
Apr
2016
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A history of the trig pillar

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The trig pillar network

Yesterday marked 80 years since the trig pillar was first used in the retriangulation of Great Britain on 18 April 1936. On that day, a group of surveyors gathered around a white concrete pillar in a field in Cold Ashby and began the retriangulation of Great Britain.

We’re celebrating by sharing the story of the humble trig pillar, still much loved by walkers today, and giving you the chance to join our celebrations with The Trig Pillar Trail Challenge. But what is the background to the trig pillar?

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18
Apr
2016
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Happy 80th birthday to the trig pillar

On 18 April 1936 a group of surveyors gathered around a white concrete pillar in a field in Cold Ashby and began the retriangulation of Great Britain. That trig pillar is still standing 80 years on, along with thousands more around the country. We’re celebrating by sharing the story of the humble trig pillar, still much loved by walkers today, and giving you the chance to join our celebrations with The Trig Pillar Trail Challenge.

Where it all began - Cold Ashby

Cold Ashby photo by Bridgeman via Trigpointing UK, a great site for all things trig

What is a trig pillar?

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