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London A-Z Map Jigsaw

It’s been around 8 months since the London A-Z map jigsaw completely sold out from our website – but at long last, we are so excited to announce that they will soon be back in stock and available to order! With a new box design and a slight increase in area, the much loved 1000 piece puzzle will be with you just in time for …

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Adventure Atlas Series – South West Coast Path – Shawn

Here at A-Z, we have been working closely with people who enjoy walking. Not professionals, just people who enjoy a leisurely walk in their spare time. Rather than keeping this to ourselves, we have decided to create a guest blog series to share their adventures. You can use these articles to help you decide where your next adventure will be. The …

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A-Z Scotland Regional Road Atlas release

With the summer holidays well underway, are you starting to plan your next visit to Scotland? or do you currently live in Scotland and need a handy glove box sized map that covers the whole country? We are thrilled to introduce our very first A-Z Scotland Regional Road Atlas, which includes our easy to read, full colour mapping. This Scotland Regional Road Atlas features …

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Bournemouth Marathon 2016 training update 2016 – Phil

After three fairly relaxed months after Christmas and that silly, alcohol fuelled decision to take part in the marathon, I suddenly realised the size of the task in front of me. I found myself spending every available moment frantically researching training programmes, dietary requirements, running gear and stretching techniques. Completely overwhelmed with the large amount of information out there I …

How Are A-Z Maps Updated?

One of A-Z’s biggest challenges is keeping our maps up-to-date. Maps need to be an accurate representation of the real world but, as Heraclitus said, change is the only constant. Some changes are very obvious like a new bypass, housing estate or hospital. However, there are many more small changes happening all around that need to be reflected in A-Z …

The issues with creating mapping for use in mobile mapping apps

As Apple launched their new mobile mapping app with the update to iOS 6, few of us would have expected as much discussion around the subject as there has been. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO even went so far as to recommend a range of competitors’ mapping applications as alternatives. The launch of Apple Maps and the feedback so far certainly …