Tag: geography

Mathematical mapping and optimal pub crawls

Here’s something that might amuse students who enjoy both beer and computational mathematics: a map that shows the shortest route between all the pubs in the UK.  Here is an article about how the problem was solved and the map itself

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Marine Digimap free trial

Do you study the sea?  If so you might be interested in our new free trial to Marine Digimap running until 19th May 2016.   This resource depicts the UK marine and coastal zone environment and includes images of official charts, plus a vector

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The world’s address in 3 words

Living in a city in a country with arguably the most sophisticated postcode system in the world, it is easy to forget that few places on Earth actually have an address.  Now the What3Words app offers a unique permutation of three English words that define

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 01/02/16

The story of the ‘Domus Dei’ of Portsmouth: commonly called the Royal Garrison Church by Henry Press Wright As someone interested in local history I was aghast when I discovered we only had one ancient pamphlet on this subject in

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The ultimate guide to 17th century geography

One of the largest and most splendid of the multi-volume Dutch world atlases,  the Blaeu Atlas Major, is now freely available online thanks to the National Library of Scotland.   The Blaeu Atlas Major represents the state of geographic knowledge

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Knovel and Geofacets training

Elsevier are coming to deliver a training session on using two new Library resources: the engineering reference resource Knovel and the Geographic Information System tool Geofacets.  Come along from 10-12 am on Tuesday, 19th January 2016 in Library Seminar Room

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 01/04/2014

Maps by Mizielińska, A & Mizieliński, D. Newly purchased, it stayed on our display stand for just 24 hours before it flew out of the library on a four week loan.  I am not surprised!  This oversized quality book of

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Have you been where the Queen’s been?

It’s only a month until the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the BBC has marked the occasion with a map pinpointing the 113 countries she has visited during her reign. You are challenged to compare the number of countries you have

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Manonabeach

There was a definite feeling of spring in the air this morning and TOTD was thinking ahead to warmer days and leisurely walks along the seafront. If you miss walking along the beach then try this out. Manonabeach has a

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Nigeria

Bawoni! Recently, Thing of the Day went to a very interesting workshop about Working with Nigerian Students. This workshop discussed the people, customs and culture of Nigeria and we also learned a few phrases in the Nigerian dialects of Yoruba, Hausa and Ibo,

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