July 4, 2013


Ordnance Survey features on CBBC’s Blue Peter

A camera crew together with well-known TV presenter Helen Skelton recently visited Ordnance Survey to film a piece about the importance of maps for Blue Peter.

The team spent two days filming various areas which included the Flying Unit at East Midlands Airport, our Remote Sensing and Cartography departments, and a ground survey. Everything will be pieced together by Blue Peter to tell the story of how we capture the geographic information through to how it gets onto the map.

Helen Skelton filming for a Blue Peter piece on the importance of maps

Matthew Carlisle, from Remote Sensing at Ordnance Survey, said: “Having been brought up watching Blue Peter I was really happy to take part in the filming. It’s a well-respected TV programme, and it’s great that we got the opportunity to promote our work to a younger audience and show that there’s more to us than paper maps.

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