Digimap has launched a pilot collection of data that they are trying out and evaluating against demand.  Just login to Digimap, agree to the licence conditions and you are free to use the new data up until 31st July 2020. …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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