Evolution of Ordnance Survey Maps: Why do people love maps? – BBC News Article

In my news feed this morning there was an article showing the evolution of Ordnance Survey maps. I was struck by the graphic showing the evolution of Ordnance Survey mapping. To summarise the changes over the years: colours have been added, contours are clearer and text less script (see below):

OS Mapping Evolution over the years

OS Mapping Evolution over the years.

(read the full article from BBC News website).

It made me think of the Fly Through mode of VentusAR using an OS map as an overlay.

People have described our Fly Through as bringing the contours on an OS map to life: it explains the land form in a simple, interactive, accessible way.

It made me wonder what the next 50 years of OS mapping had in store and how it will be presented.

VentusAR Fly Through: OS Maps from Linknode Ltd on Vimeo.