Uk Broadband Speeds / UK Land Cover Map

I received two bits of news about UK mapping which caught my interest today. The first was the UK Broadband Speeds┬áMap made by Ofcom (regulator of communications industry in the UK). The map has a nice transparency for the layer of administrative areas coloured by rank of broadband speed. It also makes use of Google Fusion tables – something I’ve been meaning to look at more myself. There is the promise of a more detailed map later this year. Watch this space!

(source: Ofcom)

Next up is news from the Guardian Environment blog of the UK Land Cover map by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH). This isn’t actually that new a dataset. The name of the dataset is LCM2007. And invery last minute news you can register for a web seminar (webinar) about the creation of LCM2007 and potential uses for it. The webinar starts at 11am (British Summer Time (GMT+1) on Thursday 7th July. Click here to register!

(source: Guardian Environment Blog and CEH Website)

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