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Ordnance Survey increases sales of paper maps after decade of decline

Sales of conventional paper maps produced by Britain’s official mapping agency increased last year, bucking the trend in the past decade which saw people opting for digital versions.

Rerun for best of film festival as next year's deadline looms

Organisers of one of the country’s biggest adrenaline film festivals issued a last-minute reminder that the deadline is just days away.

Lakes mine company presses ahead with zip-wire plans

The operators of a Lakeland mine at the centre of a controversial plan to install a zip wire on the side of a mountain said today they will carry on with the proposals despite the mine’s owner dying in a helicopter crash last month.

Downhill race to the bar will feature in mountain festival

A mass downhill race to the bar will feature in a mountain festival next month. Competent skiers and boarders are invited to take part in the event...

Government 'lost its nerve' on free Ordnance Survey maps

The Ramblers today expressed extreme disappointment with the Government’s failure to provide free maps at scales used by walkers in its move to liberalise the national mapping agency.

Latest Ordnance Survey maps added to grough's route system

grough’s unique online route-planning system has now been updated with the latest Ordnance Survey mapping.

Ordnance Survey aerial camera unit moves to new base

Britain’s national mapping agency has set up its aerial photography unit at a new site. Ordnance Survey’s flying unit, which produces the photo...

Tweeting surveyors give insight into Ordnance Survey work

Surveyors from Britain’s national mapping agency are putting themselves on the map, with the help of microblogging network Twitter.

Speed alpinism film judged best in fest

A vertiginous record of amazing speed climber Ueli Steck is the winning entry in this year’s Sheffield Adventure Film Festival.

Giant map adds to aerial photography project

Countryside lovers can now walk the length of Britain in just a few strides with the opening of a large-scale open-air Ordnance Survey map of the country.

No change for walkers' maps as OS frees data

The long-awaited results of the Government’s Ordnance Survey consultation were announced today. Walkers and outdoor enthusiasts had hoped for a b...

Find your way with our great new mapping and route system

Imagine having top-quality maps of the whole of Britain at your fingertips. Now, with grough route, you can!...


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