Why are maps still so powerful?

Nicely blogged by the OS - and listen directly at the BBC here

Night skies….

Night skies by Mark Gee…. stunning.

Make it wide screen, pump up the volume, get lost in the universe….

Big data…. (some) big problems

Nioce post from Donald Clark on when big data goes wrong. A timely reminder about how messages become distorted, pushed to serve the purposes of their authors…… and up front is a classic map issue which all GIS students should be more than familiar with!