Tag Archives: England

Listed buildings in Great Britain mapped

English Heritage, an independent public body funded by the British taxpayer, maintains a list of several hundred thousand historically significant structures in England. Structures are graded according to importance – Grade I being the highest. A new interactive map on … Continue reading

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Doomsday Map

The Doomsday Book is the record of an in-depth survey of England and Wales completed in 1086. It’s purpose was to establish material wealth of land owners and create a record of tax liability after the Norman conquest of the … Continue reading

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Official Royal Wedding Route Map

As you may have heard, on Friday April 29, 2011, next-but-one in line to the British throne Prince William of Wales will marry Catherine Middleton. The Royal Parks commission has published a neat interactive map of the Royal wedding procession … Continue reading

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United Kingdom covered in smog

This week various health warnings have been issued in England and Wales due to high levels of air pollution. NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of the country shrouded in smog on April 22, 2011: Earth Observatory explains: The haze … Continue reading

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Time lapse of London from space

A fascinating, but all too  brief time-lapse video from rocket scientist, Nathan Bergey . The animation is a compilation of daily pictures of southern England and Wales over the course of 2010. Images are from the MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging … Continue reading

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Cool public transport visualization of North West England

Geographic visualization experts itoWorld release a gorgeous but all too brief, time lapse animation of public transport in North West England. No details with the video, apart from the fact it uses publically available transit data from the (UK) National … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency of 40,000 Public Buildings in England and Wales

The Guardian has published a map showing the carbon footprint of 40,146 public buildings in England and Wales. Including every school, hospital, police station and council office. The data comes via a freedom of information request from the Centre for … Continue reading

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Impressive New UK Crime Mapping Tool

The Guardian Newspaper partners with Spatialkey to launch a powerful, slick new crime mapping tool. The Flash application employs a dual Google maps interface to enable direct comparisons between different crime types and/or locations across England and Wales Crimes are … Continue reading

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