Martin Hotine's Ordnance Survey (1935-1950)

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Map Man, Series 1 Episode 8 of 8

Duration: 30 minutes

Modern explorer Nicholas Crane travels across eight maps that changed the face of Britain in a series of geographical challenges. He uses a modern OS map to lead him safely through some of the wildest Highland landscapes, exploing the methods of the original surveyors back in the 1930s. He discovers how hard they worked, struggling up mountains with heavy surveying equipment, and attempts his own triangulation survey at night.


Nicholas Crane
Richard Klein


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