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Real data but carrying a few extra pounds

I have long wanted to post about the many ‘news stories’ on the web, usually spread via footer advertising, which make a determined story out of quite storyless data. In this post I have tried to use a map to highlight the issues.

HERE with a new look

Nokia’s maps are here again with a new-look and some new features ‘The best maps remove unnecessary elements to clearly illustrate the …

Escaping to the country

Over the past few years there has been much interest in themed maps and texture maps. This combined with the recent OS blog post Maps on screen gave me the idea to replicate some of the maps I have seen on the TV to show how easily data can be transformed in appearance and to show how easy a ‘similar style’ can be created.

OS OpenData Masterclasses

Just a quick post to say thank you to all of you who came to learn and share your own knowledge at …

ESRI International User Conference

The week before last I was fortunate enough to be at the ESRI Conference in San Diego. I went as an attendee, presenter and map exhibitor. The event was very worthwhile and I have written a summary post that will soon be available on the Ordnance Survey blog.

Illy tips and tutorials no.4

Part 4 of my 5-part series on map finishing in Adobe Illustrator. Tip #4 Glowing effect (actually a feather technique) – great …

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