Category Archives: mapping

Orcas, Warships and Seasearch

Today we have a further insight into the contribution volunteer citizen scientists make to marine conservation in Scotland. Our guest post today comes from Natalie Hirst, a coordinator for Seasearch Scotland. Seasearch is a project for volunteer sports divers who have … Continue reading

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Scotland’s saltmarshes are mapped for the first time

The Habitat Map of Scotland Project has now completed the next step in mapping our coast with the publication of a map of Scotland’s saltmarshes – the data is now available to download here. Between 2010 and 2012 all saltmarshes … Continue reading

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Earth Observation Project

Paul Wheelhouse (Minister of Business Innovation and Energy) spoke recently at the Data.Space Conference in Glasgow. He mentioned the exciting work that Scottish Government, SEPA and SNH are carrying out using Earth Observation data. Here’s a brief summary of what … Continue reading

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Do you know how to read a map?

Did you know that 86% of British people can’t place Edinburgh correctly on a map? London is better known, although a full 40 percent couldn’t pinpoint it on a map either, according to new research by Ordnance Survey. With almost … Continue reading

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