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Map Lovers - this is the thread for you

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5 Aug
1:06pm, 5 Aug 2021
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JRitchie
Grr - better link heritagepaths.co.uk
5 Aug
1:09pm, 5 Aug 2021
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Cerrertonia
Love it.
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1:43pm, 5 Aug 2021
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The Great Raemondo
26 pages in and seemingly nobody has mentioned Map Men yet...

https://youtu.be/_bqzwsM6eoQ
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1:48pm, 5 Aug 2021
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fetcheveryone
Only found this thread today :-)

Not strictly *maps*, but here's something that my boy and I found entertaining from last summer - this guy is attempting to cross Wales in a straight line, no matter what the obstacles:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7w986ni7_g
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2:50pm, 5 Aug 2021
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Hanneke
Hell, yeah! Going to watch that, just the ticket for a dreich afternoon!
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2:53pm, 5 Aug 2021
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Cerrertonia
Watched that a few months ago, some of their other videos are also pretty funny.
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7:22pm, 5 Aug 2021
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Dai Bank
Thanks JR, off to search for something similar for Wales and England.

I seem to remember the Russian thing on BBC4 some years ago. Chatham docks on the Russian maps while OS had green spaces iirc. All because we had submarine docks that all the locals knew about but were not allowed on maps.

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About This Thread

Maintained by McGoohan
Do you love maps? Is planning the journey the best bit? Yeah, course it is.

This is the thread for YOU! (Original idea: Trin)

Here are some Fetchie-sourced links:

Buying maps
Dash4it: dash4it.co.uk (Oranj)
Yellow Publications: yellowpublications.co.uk (GM)
New Zealand: data.gns.cri.nz (Jenelopy)

Links to online mapping
DEFRA online map: magic.defra.gov.uk (Cerretonia)
Where's The Path: wtp2.appspot.com (Homer)
Lightning Maps: lightningmaps.org (McG)
Ordnance Survey: osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk
ViewRanger: viewranger.com (-Monty-)
Swiss Maps: map.schweizmobil.ch (Homer)

Historical maps
Archi UK Old Maps: archiuk.com (Homer)
Historical maps: maps.nls.uk (Creature of the Hill)
British Library Collection: flickr.com
ianvisits.co.uk (Chrisull)

Routes
British Pilgrimage Trust: britishpilgrimage.org (McG)
Slow ways (connecting towns): slowways.uk (Sigh/GordonG)

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