A la carte

Maps provide a strong, almost incontestable record of the physical history of a place. They show us what came, what went, what was gained, and what was lost. Here in Britain, we have one of the best provisioners of cartography in the whole world – The Ordnance Survey. For centuries now, surveyors, geographers and draftsmen…

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Mapping the past – now for something completely different.

I’ve been fiddling for some time now with digital maps. I’ve always loved their paper forebears; a map is a promise, a portent of future exploration, a pointer to places and journeys yet to be experienced. When I open a map, it takes me right back to my childhood, to evenings lying on the living…

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