Tag Archives: UK

Life expectancy in the UK

Newly released data from the British Office of National Statistics shows huge variations in life expectancy across the UK. The Guardian has pushed the figures into four maps, two for each gender – life expectancy and another indicating the change … Continue reading

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2012 Olympic Torch Relay Map

The London 2012 Olympic Games organizing committee has published preliminary details of the Olympic torch route before the games opening. Unlike some previous relays the torch will travel straight from Greece to the United Kingdom and not visit any other … 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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Literary maps of the USA and UK

From Geoff Sawers and Bridget Hannigan, have designed and created a  couple of impressive typographic, literary maps. The maps for the USA and UK consist entirely of author names hand written over locations they’re associated with – that could be … 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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Adding colour to the London commute

Chromorama is a new London based geo-location game. The idea is to make commuting more fun by using your real-world travel data collected from Oyster cards. Like most games it probably only makes sense once you’ve tried it out. but … Continue reading

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Six years of edits to the OS Mastermap

The UK’s national mapping agency, the Ordnance Survey (OS), claims to produce the largest, most detailed and up to date map of any country in the world. Mastermap, as it’s known is compiled by 250 surveyors, 2 aircraft, has 5,000 … Continue reading

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Alternative London underground maps

The London Tube map seems to provide never ending source of inspiration for designers and map makers wanting to put there own spin on the classic design The Londonist website is putting together a list of as many of these … Continue reading

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