December 15, 2016


Our top ten mappy stories in 2016

As we get closer to the end of 2016, we decided to take a look back at the blogs you liked the most over the year. We were pleased to see that the popular topics covered off our 225th anniversary and the 80th anniversary of the trig pillar as well as many other topics in between. Read your top ten:

  1. OS Maps go off the planet

mars-map-extractThe planet Mars became the latest subject in our long line of iconic OS paper maps. The one-off OS Mars map, created using NASA open data and made to a 1:4,000,000 scale, was made to see if our style of mapping has potential for future Mars missions. You can also order a copy for your wall in the OS shop.

  1. Britain’s most popular grid squares

You may have heard us saying that there are over 500,000 routes in our OS Maps service…well, we  analysed all of that data to look at which areas you most like to #GetOutside and explore. We compiled a list of the 20 most popular grid squares in Britain, using 10 years of public routing data created in OS Maps and its predecessors.

All of the public OS Maps routes recorded in the Lake District National Park

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