18th Century Congestion Charging

Paying to use London’s roads is not a new idea. I have just come across a map showing turnpike gates (tolls) which were like the 18th Century equivalent of congestion charging. Instead of a single zone there appear to have been 16, each demandi...


Spin Off Tube Maps

I am currently reading Denis Wood’s excellent “Rethinking the Power of Maps“. In it he draws attention to Geoff Marshall‘s silly underground maps project. The project, and subsequent legal challenge from TFL, had completely pa...


Time Travel Explorer London

I have recently purchased the slimline version of the Time Travel Explorer (TTX) London iPhone App. There are two versions available: the slimline version (cost £1.79) or the pro version cost (£5.49). The prices sit neatly either side of the Lonely...


Sound Maps

Sound maps are nothing new but they are becoming increasingly popular as technology (such as Google Maps and Audioboo) are making their creation much easier. My interest in these stems from the Sounds Like Leigh-On-Sea project my brother is creating ...


Historic London

Much of the research we do in UCL Geography and CASA relates to London. One of the most interesting aspects of the city is its growth and development (you can see changes in London’s population density here). I was therefore excited to stumble ...


The Colour of Votes in London

Utilizing the same technique as the national election map, I have mapped the Local Election results for the Greater London Area at Ward level for 2006 and 2010. As before I have used RGB space to choose the final colours of each Ward based on the pro...


RGS Explore Conference 2009

The Royal Geographical Society is hosting its annual Explore Conference next weekend (13-15th November). It is an expedition and fieldwork planning weekend that attracts a range of people from well-known adventurers to academics and students. I have ...



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