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EC awards contract for Europe's answer to GPS

The European Commission yesterday handed three companies a €1bn satellite contract for the Galileo, Europe's version of the Global Positioning System developed in the US.

How to map out a new role for yourself as a cartographer

If you like geography, are good on detail and have ace computer skills, you should consider a career as a cartographer

The Selected Works of TS Spivet , By Reif Larsen

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Paul Mellon Collection, Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, US

Google Street View launches in UK

Google's 'Street View' service, which gives users the ability to take a virtual tour of cities mapped from thousands of specially-taken photographs, has launched today in the UK.

Rhodri Marsden: Google's Street View hits the UK

Three weeks after Seety beat them to it with their Street View-like service for inner London, Google appear to have finally launched Street View in the UK, allowing those who have been screeching about the privacy implications to finally have a look to see if Google's camera caught them putting out the bins with their hair in curlers.

Deborah Orr: A case that demands we rethink our very humanity

This case suggests that there are worse crimes a person can commit than murder

Minor British Institutions: Ordnance Survey

Given all the major banks that have been nationalised or semi-nationalised recently, it seems odd indeed that the Government still seems set on privatising Ordnance Survey. Something of a minnow when set against Northern Rock or RBS, Ordnance Survey has been doing that old-fashioned Victorian thing of public service since, well, before Victorian times.

Swiss police bust dope farmers with Google Earth

Swiss police said they stumbled across a large marijuana plantation while using Google Earth, the search engine company's satellite mapping software.

Album: Arve Henriksen, Cartography, (ECM)

Trumpeter Henriksen – whose playing invokes the breathy whisper of a Japanese flute – confirms his status as the most compelling improviser on the planet with 12 tracks recorded in Kristiansand.

The Welshmen who went up a hill and came down a mountain

If it sounds like it could be the plot to a movie, that's because it was. Thirteen years ago, Hugh Grant starred in The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain, a comedy directed by Chris Monger about two English cartographers who try to downgrade a Welsh mountain to a hill.

I Want Your Job: Cartographer

'It's a huge annual trawl of revision'

Internet maps 'demolish British history'

Internet mapping is wiping the rich geography and history of Britain off the map, Britain's most senior cartographer warned yesterday.

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