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February 15, 2016

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OS maps go off the planet

The planet Mars has become the latest subject in our long line of iconic OS paper maps. The one-off Ordnance Survey Mars map, created using NASA open data and made to a 1:4,000,000 scale, is made to see if our style of mapping has potential for future Mars missions.

Extract from the new Mars map. Click the image to go to our Flickr channel and see the full map.

Extract from the new Mars map. Click the image to go to our Flickr channel and see the full map.

Our Cartographic Designer, Chris Wesson, designed the map over a couple of months. You can see his favourite section of the map below, and we’ve caught up with Chris to find out about the unusual challenges of mapping the red planet the OS way. Read More