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Map of the Month!

Posted by ucfaam0 at Jul 31, 2013 03:09 PM |

Nick Mann from UCL’s Geography Department Map Room picks this month’s map.

This month I have pulled out an OS map of Fermanagh and Tyrone Sheet 45 (Ireland) dated 1903.  A first year student was looking at the map series as she wanted a detailed map of the coastline for her project.   It is one inch to the mile and surveyed in 1833 by Colonel Sir H. James.  The map has wonderful hill shading which gives it the 3D look this was engraved by hand at the OS office, Dublin under the direction of Captain Wilkinson.

OS map of Fermanagh and Tyrone Sheet 45 (Ireland) dated 1903

You can visit the extensive UCL Geography map collection in the Map Library and Reading Room in Bedford Way:

Welcome to the new UCL Geography blog!

Posted by ucfaam0 at Jul 31, 2013 11:42 AM |

We’re a team of 140 geographers working tirelessly in the pursuit of understanding the world better and making a difference through geographical research. The blog is produced by members of the Department of Geography to showcase our latest research and activities, and provide an interactive forum in which to discuss contemporary geographical issues affecting the world today.

We’re a diverse group here at UCL Geography: the department has over 60 academic and research staff and approximately 80 research students covering a broad range of research areas from recent environmental change, environmental modelling and past climates; to migration, geographic policy, urbanism and geopolitics. By anyone's standards, that’s a breadth of interest and expertise.

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