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Architecture of Tower Bridge

By | 2018-01-12T09:31:03+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Famous Buildings, Fun Articles & Info, News, Photos & Mixed Articles|

Architecture of Tower Bridge Tower Bridge is one of Britain's most recognisable, iconic landmarks, but it was actually designed purely as a functional bridge. In the mid-1800s, lots of road traffic needed to cross the River Thames downstream of London Bridge. A traditional bridge, however, would not allow river traffic to access the Pool of London [...]

An Introduction to Leica Geosystems

By | 2017-11-17T16:38:15+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Fun Articles & Info, News, Photos & Mixed Articles|

An Introduction to Leica Geosystems You've probably heard of Leica Camera, but have you heard of Leica Geosystems? Swiss company Leica is best known for its high-quality cameras; the geosystems aspect of the brand dates back to 1819 when Swiss mechanical company Kern & Co formed. They produced geodetic and photogrammetric devices as well as cameras, [...]

Architecture of the Houses of Parliament

By | 2018-01-05T14:11:18+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Famous Buildings, Fun Articles & Info, News, Photos & Mixed Articles|

Architecture of the Houses of Parliament Today we're discussing the architecture of the Houses of Parliament, also known as the Palace of Westminster. King Canute, a Norse ruler whose kingdom spanned England, Denmark and Norway, was the first monarch to use Westminster as a royal residence in the 11th century, although there's been a building [...]

History of Cartography

By | 2017-11-13T12:40:42+00:00 January 3rd, 2016|Fun Articles & Info, News, Photos & Mixed Articles|

A Brief History of Cartography Think that land surveying and topography are modern concepts? Think again. Cartography, or map-making, has existed for several thousand years, from cave paintings of stars in France dating to 16,500 BCE to clay tablets in Babylonia (present-day Iraq). Long before Google Earth was snapping our [...]

Which Country Would the World’s Population Fit Into?

By | 2017-11-13T12:42:33+00:00 January 2nd, 2016|Fun Articles & Info, News, Photos & Mixed Articles|

Which Country Would the World's Population Fit Into? Using typical architectural design data we have assumed that 16 people can fit in a square measuring 2 x 2 metres. For the world's population, we have used the Google figure that currently states the population at 7.3 billion people. This gives us an area of approximately [...]