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The Rise, Fall and Return of TomTom

Interview Yesterday TomTom announced seven new consumer products (eight if you count the two SatNav units) with four fitness and three navigation products, its highest High Street profile for some years. Corinne Vigreux Corinne Vigreux Tech pundits were preparing the last rites for the SatNav pioneer a few years ago, but it has …

Happy Mappiversary, Ordnance Survey

The Ordnance Survey celebrates its 225th birthday this week, and is commemorating it with two new custom retro-styled maps. Both marry historically accurate styles to modern data. On 21 June 1791, the then "Board of Ordnance" purchased a Ramsden theodolite to survey Britain and protect from a French invasion, hence the 225th …
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Jun 2016
Mercury DEM

NASA, USGS publish topographical map of Mercury

NASA, the US Geological Survey and various university faculties have released a dream package for the imaginary hiker and geodata geek: a topographical model of Mercury. The release is based on data delivered by the Messenger spacecraft that slammed into the planet last year. Also taking part in the release are Arizona State …

Off to Mars this summer? Don't forget your map

In outstanding news for those readers planning a hiking holiday on Mars this summer, Ordnance Survey has produced a limited edition print version of its 1 to 4 million view of the Red Planet's Western Arabia Terra. Created at the behest of Dr Peter Grindrod of the University of London, who's involved in the European Space …
Lester Haines, 18 Mar 2016

Ordnance Survey unfolds handy Mars map

Those of you planning a hiking holiday on Mars will be pleased to learn that Ordnance Survey has produced a handy map of the Red Planet, or at least a 3,672 by 2,721km chunk of it. OS used elevation data from the Mars Global Surveyor's Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) and official International Astronomical Union and U.S. …
Lester Haines, 16 Feb 2016

Swarm of Apple iRobots released to map interior of Cupertino HQ

An indoor mapping project at Apple has filled the halls of its Cupertino headquarters with autonomous cartographer droids. Sources tell 9to5Mac that "the company has let loose autonomous robots with iBeacon sensors, similar in size to iRobot’s Roomba vacuum cleaners, to collect data for its indoor mapping project." While …
A bat swing captured by MAP

Boffins fill a dome with 480 cameras for 3D motion capture

Video Move over Gollum: Carnegie-Mellon boffins are working on 3D motion capture that works without tracking sensors, and can pull together images from hundreds of sensors. Their work, documented in full here, goes way beyond the motion capture tricks that let Peter Jackson give Gollum and King Kong to the world: they put their …
Soyuz VS06 with Gaia space observatory blasts off from Europe's Spaceport

Euro satellite to count a BEELLLION stars, find origin of Milky Way

The European Space Agency's billion-star mapper Gaia blasted off this morning aboard a Soyuz rocket on its mission to study millions of suns. The satellite has been dispatched to create the most accurate map yet of our galaxy, using accurate measurements of positions and motions of one per cent of the roughly 100 billion stars …

Hypnotic wind map captures Earth's heavenly currents

Those readers slumped behind their desks in the traditional pre-Xmas torpor and who are looking for an alternative to watching the clock hands crawling towards Yule liberation are directed towards "earth" - magnificent animated views of the world's wind currents. Global wind currents shown on earth Using data from the …
Lester Haines, 19 Dec 2013
Partially Cloudy Skies on Kepler-7b

NASA's search for habitable planets maps ALIEN CLOUD-WORLD

NASA has mapped the "cloud" structure of an alien world for the first time using its Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes, an early step towards finding planets with human-compatible atmospheres. Partially Cloudy Skies on Kepler-7b Kepler-7b (L), which is 1.5 times the radius of Jupiter (R), has its clouds mapped by Kepler …
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Google asks Blighty to slave over its Maps for FREE

Google is extending its Map Maker editing tool to users in Blighty, so they can help the Chocolate Factory get its maps right. Googlers in the US, France, Australia and over a dozen other countries have been able to add detail to Maps on the browser-based software for as long as five years now, as the tool has spread since its …
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iPhone denies existence of Gibraltar, other bits of British empire

The iPhone will not accept that people live in Gibraltar, a reader has pointed out to us, highlighting that the phone will not acknowledge this as a possibility when users are entering country names in their address book. Android phones let users type in country names manually when adding addresses to contacts, while iPhones …
Anna Leach, 15 Jun 2012
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Satnav mishap misery cure promised at confab

Ever get that sinking feeling after your satnav misdirects your car into a ditch? Relax, the government is wading in to help stressed-out drivers get more accurate information from the road-mapping devices. A summit will kick off in March ahead of local authorities being given more powers to have a bigger say about how their …
Kelly Fiveash, 6 Jan 2012
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Attention, mallrats: Google maps floor plans for Android users

Google is helping users of its Android handset navigate their way around buildings such as airports, shopping malls and retail stores in the US and Japan. The ad broker announced that its Google Maps 6.0 product will come loaded with floor plans to guide customers around indoor spaces. "Detailed floor plans automatically …
Team Register, 30 Nov 2011
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Hero Ordnance Surveyors dodge bullets, tweet as they map

Surveyors for Ordnance Survey maps have taken to Twitter to help the public understand what they are doing, with a Twittermap of the UK plotting their thoughts and observations as they roam the country, looking at roads and measuring things. The OS Mastermap receives 5,000 changes every day, as houses are taken down, roads are …
Anna Leach, 10 Oct 2011
Magellan eXplorist 710 GPS

Magellan Explorist 710 hiking GPS

Review The Explorist 710 is top of the line in Magellan’s new x10 series of multi-purpose GPS devices and offers preloaded topographical maps, turn-by-turn navigation, geocaching, tracking and a host of other features in one handy robust unit. Magellan eXplorist 710 GPS Take a hike: Magellan's Explorist 710 The first thing you …
Alun Taylor, 9 Aug 2011
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Aussies demand Poms cough up first 'Australia' map

A group of Oz agitators is demanding Blighty hand over the first map of the Lucky Country to use the word "Australia". The Australian "birth certificate" was drawn up by Brit explorer and cartographer Matthew Flinders, a Royal Navy officer, who from 1801-1803 surveyed Terra Australis, as it was then known. The home leg of his …
Lester Haines, 25 Jan 2011
iPhone 4

London Tube app adds Augmented Reality

The TFL-licenced London Tube app for iPhone has launched a feature that directs customers to points of interest on a map by adding familiar Layar-style markers on their iPhone live view. As well as standard transport locations like tube stations and bus stops, it's now possible to locate London Cycle Hire Docking stations and …
Caleb Cox, 13 Aug 2010

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