Tag: navigation

Driving simulator

TOTD regularly uses Google Maps, Google Street View, Google Earth and the excellent air photo imagery available via Bing’s bird’s-eye view. This site is perhaps only a driving simulator in the sense that you enter a start and end point

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Marine Traffic

Thanks to a different A to yesterday for sharing his self confessed passion for marine traffic: http://www.marinetraffic.com This is a nearly live map of ship positions at sea so we’ve avoided posting it on International Speak Like a Pirate Day!  Could

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Live Ships

Some months ago TOTD had the privilege to travel to the Isle of Wight on the bridge of the Fastcat ferry and was shown by my captain friend the Automatic Identification System. This listed the names, speed, destination etc. of

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Whipple Museum of the History of Science

TOTD was at a conference in Cambridge last week and visited the amazing Whipple Museum of the History of Science. The collection contains examples of scientific instruments relating to astronomy, navigation, surveying, drawing and calculating, including some magnificent globes and sundials.

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Chinese Map

A Chinese map dating back to 1602 has been unearthed recently showing China in the centre of the world and also includes the Americas and most of Europe (but not the British Isles!) Here are a couple of websites with

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