Tag: geography

GeoMaker

After yesterday’s post you might want produce your own map of this type. http://icant.co.uk/geomaker/index.php This allows you to either put in a web page, RSS feed or your own text and it analyses all the geographical references and creates a

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Fresh at university?

Wish you were somewhere else? This handy map geolocates all UK universities and provides geographical information on each: http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/ukinfo/

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Explore the world from your destop

Want to explore the world from the comfort of your desktop? earthtv.com transmits streaming video feeds from 70 cameras across five continents, creating a window for visitors to travel the width and breadth of the world from the comfort of

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Geograph

TOTD was running a map skills workshop on Saturday and led a walk through pouring rain across some quite challenging countryside near Chantmarle Manor in Dorset. The Geograph British Isles project aims to collect geographically representative photographs and information for

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Vision of Britain

A new JISC-funded version of Vision of Britain was launched on 7th July 2009. The site was created by the Great Britain Historical GIS Project, which is based in the Department of Geography at the University of Portsmouth. The site

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Mount Everest

Thing of the Day would like to congratulate Sir Ranulf Fiennes and his team on recently reaching the summit of Mount Everest: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8060649.stm Today marks the anniversary of the first successful climb of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953:

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Virtual Pilot

How good are you at locating European cities on a map? Well you can test your knowledge and have a bit of fun with this destination game on the Lufthansa site: http://www.lufthansa-usa.com/useugame2007/html/play.html Can you beat our Map Librarian’s personal best

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The Devil’s Footprints

The Devil’s Footprints is the name given to a strange phenomenon that occured on the night of the 8th-9th February 1855 in Devon, England. After snow had fallen overnight the people of South Devon awoke to find a series of

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Virtual Cave

Discover the wonder of the world’s caves. No need to don a headlamp and squeeze into dank, dark and scary places. You can experience the beauty and mystery of solution caves, lava tubes and sea caves through the amazing photography

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