Interesting Articles, February Edition

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How you can use OS (Ordnance Survey) data to create a Tolkien-inspired map

Have a go at creating your own ‘My Favourite Square’ project by following the instructions on this blog. You can even frame your finished piece!

A great activity to have a go at with your family. Have a go!


Dorchester rescue-drone pilot inspires young engineers

“Gemma Alcock runs Skybound Rescue which specialises in flying drones to save lives.

Now, she’s joined STEAM school (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) hosting a series of talks about robotics for children between 9-14 years old.” People like Gemma are so important for the future, helping inspire young people, especially as they can resonate with her about her experiences at school being similar. 

Find out more about Gemma and her STEAM talks here (target age 9-14 years old) and why science does not have to be your forte in order to go into the technology industry: Steam School (

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How the geospatial industry is involved in the exciting self-drive future! 

How are the connected and automated mobility (CAM) and automated driving systems (ADS) being developed? This highly complex and modern technology is soon going to be upon us, would you let technology take over your wheel? Learn more about the two possible approaches for this technology on the blog here.



Land Surveying Is A Great Profession, But Why Don’t Young People Know That?

“As any professional land surveyor knows, we are a part of a great profession. It offers tremendous variety, the chance to work outdoors, the opportunity to apply math and geography skills in the real world, and the satisfaction of contributing something of lasting value and importance.”

According to the Princeton Review, “. . . surveying job opportunities are expected to increase by more than 20 percent in the next ten years.” That’s a pretty solid reason to get into surveying from looking at that one statistic… find out the other reasons and how to go about it by visiting POB’s Blog here.

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