Exhibition: Maps & Atlases

Maps and atlases don't just tell you where something is, they can reveal interesting facts and figures about the world we live in, but do you know your maps from your atlases? Find out more by playing this puzzle.

Ordnance Survey
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Ordnance Survey

Britain’s mapping agency Ordnance Survey has its roots in military strategy: mapping the Scottish Highlands following the 1745 Jacobite rising. The survey took eight years to complete at a scale of 1:36,000 (1.75 inches to a mile). The creator of the ‘Great Map’ William Roy used surveying compasses to measure angles and chains to measure distances between important features. The OS Data Hub now holds 500 million features of Great Britain’s landscape.

Play this puzzle with the Pics n Mix app!


Pics n Mix is quick and easy to learn, and the short video below explains everything you need to know.

Just choose a puzzle and click the Play button. Drag and drop the pieces to where you think they should be. If you have chosen "plus rotation" it means some of the pieces are flipped top to bottom or right to left. If you tap a piece once, it will flip from top to bottom. and if you double tap it, it will flip from left to right.