Manga Map of Winchester

Manga, a certain style of Japanese comics or graphic novels, started to develop in the late 19th century. Steve, an excellent map designer in Hampshire, adopted this particular style to maps. Here’s the result: This map isn’t specifically about Winchester, it works anywhere in the world, though I think the blocky cathedral in front of …

SlowWays: walking routes from Winchester

Did you ever try a walking routes from Winchester to one of the neighboring towns or villages? You can reach Romsey, Eastleigh, King’s Somborne, New Alresford, Bishop’s Waltham or Micheldever on foot – a great challenge for summer 2021. SlowWays is a project aimed at creating and mapping over 7000 walking routes across the whole …

Winchester place names

There are so many interesting place names around town. This is a great talk by Dr. Eric Lacey from the University of Winchester. He brings place names to live and uses many different historic maps, including Joan Bleau’s 1646 map of Hampshire to illustrate the etymology of names like Venta and the Belgarum tribe, Wintan …

OS Maps Australia review: From Wales to New South Wales

Ordnance Survey, the National Mapping Agency of Great Britain is expanding its popular OS Maps service beyond GB. The new service osmaps.com has just landed in Australia. Whilst maps and hiking routes have been available in Wales (as well as England and Scotlan, see Rhossili Down walk as an example), the newest version of OS …

Managing environmental impact of housing development in Hampshire

How can maps be used to manage the develop our environment and lessen the environmental impact of housing in Hampshire? Below is a nice illustration of using interactive maps to map the river catchment areas in Hampshire and using this to evaluate planning proposals. The project area is East Hampshire District Council, juts to the …

Where is this ? Random Earth

Discover beautiful locations around the globe using the satellite imagery available through Google Maps and Random Earth. Whilst travel is restricted in February 2021 in pretty much every country in the world, this is a great way to zip around the globe virtually. It’s a modern take on atlas and we spent playing with it …

Quiraing walk 3D fly-through

Length: 6.5 km / 4 milesTime: 3 hours at a swift pace + breaksDifficulty: Difficult (climb up to The Table) – 652 m total ascent Interactive Map Now, the Quiraing walk is obviously not in Winchester, but in Scotland. It doesn’t fit with most of our other walks in Hampshire but we wanted to include …

Winchester 3D – follow Will to Cheesefoot Head

We came across some cool technology to display outdoor activities in 3D and chose the walk with the greatest climb, walk#9 – South Downs view, to showcase some neat functionality and experience Winchester in 3D. So, have a look at Will’s journey from King Alfred to Cheesefoot Head and back: Ayvri is an Australian technology …