Ordnance Survey

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Signs of the times: Ordnance Survey to consult on new map symbols
Mapmaker suggests symbols could be added for bike repair shops, dog waste bins or river access points

Emine Sinmaz

12, Feb, 2023 @6:12 PM

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Chartbuster: cyclist rides 7,000 miles across every Ordnance Survey map
Mark Wedgwood traverses territory covered by every one of the 204 Landrangers and says none of his trousers fit any more

Robin Eveleigh

26, Jan, 2023 @11:45 AM

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Six of the best city walks in Britain, chosen by Ordnance Survey map users
From Cardiff to Edinburgh, here are OS users’ favourite urban and countryside rambles. Just download the app and you’re on your way

Liz Boulter

18, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Ordnance Survey map change that put horse riders in danger | Letter
Letter: The OS decision that bridleways were obsolete is a typical example of discrimination against riders, says Catriona Cook


19, Aug, 2022 @5:12 PM

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Three-quarters of UK adults can’t read a map – here’s how to get better
A study by Ordnance Survey to coincide with National Map Reading Week paints a sorry picture of our navigation skills. But there are ways to improve …

Liz Boulter

13, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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UK's Ordnance Survey to launch mapping app in Australia
Project aims to help outdoor enthusiasts plan walks, cycles and hikes on and off beaten path

Alex Hern UK technology editor

22, Feb, 2021 @5:05 PM

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It’s wrong to talk of schools reopening | Brief letters
Brief letters: Continuing education | Learning difficulties and learning disabilities | A national treasure | The right map | Clean streets


18, Feb, 2021 @4:45 PM

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‘Understanding a map creates a new sort of relationship with the outdoors’
Sales of Ordnance Survey’s maps and adventure apps have soared this year, as people reconnect with the beauty and history on their doorstep

Nick Giles

22, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Country diary: an old map provides new insight
Sandy, Bedfordshire: This single field illustrates one of the greatest mapmaking achievements of the pre-digital age

Derek Niemann

11, Sep, 2019 @4:30 AM

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Of course the Victorians walked faster. They didn’t have Instagram and map apps | Ed Jefferson
Ordnance Survey is recalculating how long it takes modern walkers to complete routes, says Ed Jefferson, who writes about pop culture and history

Ed Jefferson

30, Apr, 2019 @11:15 AM

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Securing a future for humanities: the clue is in the name| Letters
Letters: Prof Joe Smith, director of the Royal Geographical Society, Prof Sir David Cannadine, president of the British Academy, and Prof Norman Gowar respond to a Guardian editorial


18, Mar, 2019 @7:23 PM

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Don’t fear the reaper, it’s a waste of time | Brief letters
Letters: OS merchandise | Death advice | Sitwell siblings | Lewes bonfire | Banknote design


04, Nov, 2018 @6:32 PM

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