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' is used in many local government, police and NGO designations. In the Old Ordnance Survey map of Elswick (Elswick, Tyne and Wear) for 1913 Alan Godfrey Maps The Nine Standards offer a better viewpoint than the Ordnance Survey trig point that marks the actual summit of the fell. Cross Fell and Great Dun Fell can be seen to the north west and Wild Boar Fell and the Howgills (Howgill Fells) feature in the south west. The High Street Range (High Street (Lake District)) of the eastern Lake District can be seen further to the west. Great Shunner Fell, crossed by the Pennine Way, and Rogan's Seat lie to the south east. Etymology Enfield Wash was first recorded in 1675 and on the Ordnance Survey map of 1822, from Old English ''(ga)wæsc'' 'a place that floods': there was probably a ford (Ford (crossing)) here where Ermine Street crosses Turkey Brook. Mills. A. D. ''Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names'' (2001) pp3,77 ISBN 0198609574 Etymology Enfield Highway is marked thus on the Ordnance Survey map of 1822, it is a settlement mainly from the eighteenth century named from the '' kings highe way leading to London'' 1610, the highway being the Roman road Ermine Street (now the A1010 (A1010 road) Hertford Road). Mills. A. D. ''Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names'' (2001) page 76 ISBN 0198609574 Retrieved 21 October 2008 The mapping authority for the United Kingdom, the Ordnance Survey, records the coastline of the main island, Great Britain, as 11,072.76 miles rounding to 11,073 miles (17,820 km). If the larger islands are added the coastline, as measured by the standard method at Mean High Water Mark, rises to about 19,491 miles (31,368 km).


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, to migrate to ''OS MasterMap''. In June 2007, it announced its notice of ''Land-Line'''s withdrawal as of 30 September 2008. Geographical information science research For several decades, Ordnance Survey has had a research department that is active in several areas of geographical information science, including: * Spatial cognition * Map generalisation * Spatial data modelling * Remote sensing and analysis of remotely sensed data * Semantics and ontologies Ordnance Survey actively


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Ordnance Survey is responsible for a UK-wide network of GPS stations known as "OS Net". These are used for surveying and other organisations can purchase the right to utilise the network for their own uses. Ordnance Survey still maintains a set of master Geodesy geodetic


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, they lived at Maentwrog where Charles Easton, Louisa, Thomas and Amelia were born. When the North Wales survey was completed in 1823, Spooner, with his growing family, stayed and worked as a freelance surveyor. In 1825, Spooner took a lease of Wm. Madocks house Tanyrallt Isa at Tremadog where Elizabeth and Harriet were born and Caroline was accidentally shot dead by Matthew. Finally, the family moved to Morfa Lodge in Porthmadog where William was born in 1834. thumb right A 1946 Ordnance Survey (Image:Tilburymap 1946.png) map showing the station, Tilbury Riverside (Tilbury Riverside railway station) and the triangular junction ***Well sure, people can have legitimate viewpoints on either side of a debate, that's why this page exists. That comment is a little out of step with your vote at the top of the page though, which seems like an assertion that there is no OR issue here. Of course, thats just my interpretation... ++D e iz 14:45, 15 February 2006 (UTC) ****Let's turn this discussion on its head. Assume for the moment that there is no OR issue here. If this were not OR, there would already be a list somewhere in a credible and reputable publication stating literally the lengths of the various streets in London. Reputable sources for this would include OSGB (Ordnance Survey), various map publishers, and perhaps academic research. A trawl of OSGB turns up no such list. Google for the top five on the list as it stands produces only three pages of entries, including some lists of streets by name, none of which contain lengths. There are some documents related to TfL describing traffic schemes, but nothing giving the total lengths of all of these. Restricting the search to .ac.uk yields no results. Thus, there is no list, and as such the statement that the list is not OR cannot be true. Add in the fact that the talk page actually contains the methodology and ''confirms'' that Wikipedians have been applying it, which as stated is clearly aimed to produce new primary data; this reinforces the fact that it is ''undisputably'' OR. The clinching factor in deciding "Is this or is this not OR?" is this: according to the map sources, what are the N longest streets in London? If they can't tell you, then they're not the real source of this information. When you have taken the measurement from the map and recorded it somewhere, the map is not the source of that data, your records are. As for this: "''Perhaps the editor who feels strongly enough to backchat every vote on this page ...''", perhaps Deiz (User:Deiz) needs reminding that AfD is ''not a vote'', but ''discussion''. WP:AGF - what you might perceive as "back-chatting the votes" (TINAV), is actually engaging the "voters" (TINAV) in the discussion about their reasoning, particularly to establish what ''they'' think, beyond "''per X''", to see what we agree on, where we differ, and where our views diverge. 03:31, 16 February 2006 (UTC) ***Comment re: nominator: The user had only some 55 edits to Wikipedia at the time of his latest edit to this afd - of which nine edits were here and a handful of others were on other AFDs. Earliest edit was two days ago, yet we're having policy and the "five pillars" quoted at us. Sounds a little suss to me... Grutness (User:Grutness)...'' wha? (User_talk:Grutness) '' 23:12, 16 February 2006 (UTC) According to John O'Donovan (John O'Donovan (scholar)) who worked on the Ordnance Survey maps of the early nineteenth century, the fort and adjoining hill was originally known as ''Dunaguny'', ''sic'' for The Nine Standards offer a better viewpoint than the Ordnance Survey trig point that marks the actual summit of the fell. Cross Fell and Great Dun Fell can be seen to the north west and Wild Boar Fell and the Howgills (Howgill Fells) feature in the south west. The High Street Range (High Street (Lake District)) of the eastern Lake District can be seen further to the west. Great Shunner Fell, crossed by the Pennine Way, and Rogan's Seat lie to the south east. Etymology Enfield Wash was first recorded in 1675 and on the Ordnance Survey map of 1822, from Old English ''(ga)wæsc'' 'a place that floods': there was probably a ford (Ford (crossing)) here where Ermine Street crosses Turkey Brook. Mills. A. D. ''Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names'' (2001) pp3,77 ISBN 0198609574 Etymology Enfield Highway is marked thus on the Ordnance Survey map of 1822, it is a settlement mainly from the eighteenth century named from the '' kings highe way leading to London'' 1610, the highway being the Roman road Ermine Street (now the A1010 (A1010 road) Hertford Road). Mills. A. D. ''Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names'' (2001) page 76 ISBN 0198609574 Retrieved 21 October 2008 The mapping authority for the United Kingdom, the Ordnance Survey, records the coastline of the main island, Great Britain, as 11,072.76 miles rounding to 11,073 miles (17,820 km). If the larger islands are added the coastline, as measured by the standard method at Mean High Water Mark, rises to about 19,491 miles (31,368 km).


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Survey National Grid Grid square TF from the Ordnance Survey National Grid, shown at a scale of 1:250,000. The map shows the Wash and the North Sea, as well as places within the counties of Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. thumb Part of an Ordnance Survey map, at the scale of one inch to the mile, from a New Popular Edition map published in 1946. (File:Grays Thurrockmap 1946.jpg) !-- References have been added retrospectively. The majority of the information

ammunition ordnance and surveying): mapping Scotland in the wake of the Jacobite rebellion in 1745 (Jacobite rising of 1745). There was also a more general and nationwide need in light of the potential threat of invasion during the Napoleonic Wars, reflected in the inclusion of the War Department (War Department (United Kingdom))'s broad arrow in the agency's logo. Ordnance Survey mapping is usually classified as either "large-scale" (in other words, more detailed

) or "small-scale". The Survey's large-scale mapping comprises maps at six inches to the mile or more (1:10,560, Read as "1 to 10,560"; in other words, with 1 inch on a map representing 10,560 inches on the ground. superseded by 1:10,000 in the 1950s) and was available as sheets until the 1980s, when it was digitised (Digitizing). Small-scale mapping comprises maps at fewer than six inches to the mile, such as the popular one


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. The uninhabited islands include Mousa, known for the Broch of Mousa, the finest preserved example in Scotland of these Iron Age round towers (Broch), St Ninian's Isle connected to Mainland by the largest active tombolo in the UK, and Out Stack, the northernmost (Extreme points of the United Kingdom) point of the British Isles. Hansom, J.D. (2003) "St Ninian's Tombolo". (pdf) Coastal Geomorphology of Great Britain. ''Geological Conservation Review''. Retrieved 13 March 2011. "Get-a-map". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 7 March 2011. Fojut, Noel (1981) "Is Mousa a broch?" ''Proc. Soc. Antiq. Scot.'' '''111''' pp. 220-228 Shetland's location means that it provides a number of such records: Muness (Muness Castle) is the most northerly castle in the United Kingdom and Skaw the most northerly settlement. "Muness Castle". Undiscovered Scotland. Retrieved 13 March 2011. "Skaw (Unst)" Shetlopedia. Retrieved 13 March 2011. thumb left Fort Charlotte, Shetland Fort Charlotte (File:Fort Charlotte, Lerwick - geograph.org.uk - 17910.jpg) overlooking Lerwick, Shetland's largest settlement. The Scottish Mountaineering Club have carried out a number of revisions of the tables, both in response to new height data on Ordnance Survey maps and to address the perceived inconsistency as to which peaks qualify for Munro status. In 1992, the publication of Alan Dawson's book ''Relative hills of Britain'', showed that three tops not already considered summits, had a prominence of more than The Nine Standards offer a better viewpoint than the Ordnance Survey trig point that marks the actual summit of the fell. Cross Fell and Great Dun Fell can be seen to the north west and Wild Boar Fell and the Howgills (Howgill Fells) feature in the south west. The High Street Range (High Street (Lake District)) of the eastern Lake District can be seen further to the west. Great Shunner Fell, crossed by the Pennine Way, and Rogan's Seat lie to the south east. Etymology Enfield Wash was first recorded in 1675 and on the Ordnance Survey map of 1822, from Old English ''(ga)wæsc'' 'a place that floods': there was probably a ford (Ford (crossing)) here where Ermine Street crosses Turkey Brook. Mills. A. D. ''Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names'' (2001) pp3,77 ISBN 0198609574 Etymology Enfield Highway is marked thus on the Ordnance Survey map of 1822, it is a settlement mainly from the eighteenth century named from the '' kings highe way leading to London'' 1610, the highway being the Roman road Ermine Street (now the A1010 (A1010 road) Hertford Road). Mills. A. D. ''Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names'' (2001) page 76 ISBN 0198609574 Retrieved 21 October 2008 The mapping authority for the United Kingdom, the Ordnance Survey, records the coastline of the main island, Great Britain, as 11,072.76 miles rounding to 11,073 miles (17,820 km). If the larger islands are added the coastline, as measured by the standard method at Mean High Water Mark, rises to about 19,491 miles (31,368 km).


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Feckenham in the 21st century is a rural community with a traditional English village green, and is a starting point for several bridle ways, established country walks, and rambling routes based on Ordnance Survey maps, including the long-distance public footpath, ''The Monarch's Way'', that passes nearby. The term has a particular use in connection with the British Ordnance Survey national grid (British national grid reference system), and then refers to any of the 100 such squares which make up a standard 100 km x 100 km myriad (Myriad (unit of area)); these are denoted using the letter code of the 100 km square, and then a two-digit number consisting of the one-digit easting of the western bound of the hectad and the one-digit northing of its southern bound. Mapping The Ordnance Survey, the UK's national mapping agency for Great Britain, initiated the Retriangulation of Great Britain in 1936, using metric measures from the start.


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Downs . The nearby road intersection of ''Black Post'' is recorded on the Ordnance Survey maps at above sea level. The landscape is primarily characterised by undulating calcareous grassland and ancient deciduous woodland over chalk downland. The settlement itself (as opposed to the wider parish) is on a downland ridge between two shallow dip slope valleys that separate it from Bicknor to the north-west


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are provided on each sheet for major settlement centres. The maps have sky-blue covers and there are eight sheets in the series. ; ''OS Landranger'' The Nine Standards offer a better viewpoint than the Ordnance Survey trig point that marks the actual summit of the fell. Cross Fell and Great Dun Fell can be seen to the north west and Wild Boar Fell and the Howgills (Howgill Fells) feature in the south west. The High Street Range (High Street (Lake District)) of the eastern Lake District can be seen further to the west. Great Shunner Fell, crossed by the Pennine Way, and Rogan's Seat lie to the south east. Etymology Enfield Wash was first recorded in 1675 and on the Ordnance Survey map of 1822, from Old English ''(ga)wæsc'' 'a place that floods': there was probably a ford (Ford (crossing)) here where Ermine Street crosses Turkey Brook. Mills. A. D. ''Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names'' (2001) pp3,77 ISBN 0198609574 Etymology Enfield Highway is marked thus on the Ordnance Survey map of 1822, it is a settlement mainly from the eighteenth century named from the '' kings highe way leading to London'' 1610, the highway being the Roman road Ermine Street (now the A1010 (A1010 road) Hertford Road). Mills. A. D. ''Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names'' (2001) page 76 ISBN 0198609574 Retrieved 21 October 2008 The mapping authority for the United Kingdom, the Ordnance Survey, records the coastline of the main island, Great Britain, as 11,072.76 miles rounding to 11,073 miles (17,820 km). If the larger islands are added the coastline, as measured by the standard method at Mean High Water Mark, rises to about 19,491 miles (31,368 km).


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a tendency towards circular dwellings, known as roundhouses (roundhouse (dwelling)). Their wooden structures have not survived above ground. Governance The village is part of the civil parish of Itchen Valley <

of the Ordnance Survey – this chance arose because the Hamstreet area was the first to be mapped in this way. An episode of BBC TV's 'Countryfile' was also devoted to the occasion. The village also featured in a mountaineering spoof in Blue Peter to raise money for charity. Governance The village is part of the civil parish of Itchen Valley

and is part of the City of Winchester non-metropolitan district of Hampshire County Council. '''Lyons Hill''' is a restored village, and former parish with church, now part of the community

Ordnance Survey

thumb Ordnance Survey National Grid Grid square (File:Ordnance Survey 1-250000 - TF.jpg) TF from the Ordnance Survey National Grid, shown at a scale of 1:250,000. The map shows the Wash and the North Sea, as well as places within the counties of Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. thumb Part of an Ordnance Survey map, at the scale of one inch to the mile, from a New Popular Edition map published in 1946. (File:Grays Thurrockmap 1946.jpg) !-- References have been added retrospectively. The majority of the information on this page can be found on Ordnance Survey's page From one revolution to another, as per References list. ---

The '''Ordnance Survey''' ('''OS''') is the national mapping agency for Great Britain and is one of the world's largest producers of maps. It is a non-ministerial government department, executive agency and trading fund of the government (government of the United Kingdom) of the United Kingdom, List of ministerial responsibilities (including executive agencies and non-ministerial departments) where it falls under the remit of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. It is also a member of the Public Data Group.

The agency's name indicates its original military purpose (see ordnance (Ammunition#Ordnance ammunition) and surveying): mapping Scotland in the wake of the Jacobite rebellion in 1745 (Jacobite rising of 1745). There was also a more general and nationwide need in light of the potential threat of invasion during the Napoleonic Wars, reflected in the inclusion of the War Department (War Department (United Kingdom))'s broad arrow in the agency's logo.

Ordnance Survey mapping is usually classified as either "large-scale" (in other words, more detailed) or "small-scale". The Survey's large-scale mapping comprises maps at six inches to the mile or more (1:10,560, Read as "1 to 10,560"; in other words, with 1 inch on a map representing 10,560 inches on the ground. superseded by 1:10,000 in the 1950s) and was available as sheets until the 1980s, when it was digitised (Digitizing). Small-scale mapping comprises maps at fewer than six inches to the mile, such as the popular one inch to the mile "leisure" maps and their metric (Introduction to the metric system) successors. These are still available in traditional sheet form.

Ordnance Survey maps remain in copyright for fifty years after their publication. Some of the Copyright Libraries (Copyright library) hold complete or near-complete collections of pre-digital OS mapping.

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