The BBC are running the popular programme ‘Stargazing Live’ on January 16th – 17th 2012. Last year we sold out of all our planispheres as stargazing became a favourite pastime. See MapStop’s home page.
We have created a new and original planisphere – designed by American Astronomer Mark Peterson. Our planisphere is double sided so can be used by the most novice of astronomers pointing out only the brightest constellations..when you have mastered this, simply flip the planisphere over and find other stars. Not only that Global Mapping’s Planisphere has another innovation - instead of using a rivet to hold the apparatus together–covering up Polaris, the North Star–the map’s outer frame holds the star wheel in place, permitting an uninterrupted view of the entire night sky.
Our Planisphere was featured in Astronomy Now due to these unique features.
Get one before they sell out again!
The latest educational wall map ‘Environmental World’ from Global Mapping highlighting the threats human activity has on our planet has picked up two prestigious awards from The British Cartographic Society (BCS). It won the Stanford’s Award for Best Paper Map with the judges comments: “Good symbology, size, does the job of clearly conveying the environmental issues facing our planet, a top quality piece of cartography.”
It then went on to beat the winners in the other catagories to pick up the coveted BCS Cup for the best overall winner in the process beating the likes of National Geographic and Ordnance Survey with the judges adding: “The Environmental World by Global Mapping stood out as being a piece of cartography that worked well on all levels, good mapping, symbology, clarity, use of colour and the bonus of being educational. Well received and full marks.”
A clearly delighted Mary Spence, Global Mapping’s designer commented: ‘It is a great honour to win these awards in the face of such giants in the world of maps. I can now allow myself the whole weekend to celebrate before it’s back to the drawing board first thing Monday morning
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These beautiful educational tablecloths (available in Oilcloth or Polyart) were created with meticulous research and using innovative digital textile printing. The Kings and Queens since 1485 and the World Map launch a new concept in tablecloth design
World Map Tablecoth – ‘Tour The World every mealtime. Discover Bhutan under your spoon, Tanzania beside your coffee cup and Honduras by the fruit bowl. This pin-sharp tablecloth map, complete with flags of all nations and other geographic information offers a delightful way to get to know our planet.’
Kings and Queens – Learn about the Kings and Queens of Britain from 1485. You could even turn it into a game for the children pof the family…what a great way to learn!
Each oilcloth will become part of family life for months and years to come. Size 180 x 130cm This durable tablecloth is made from 100% heavy cotton sateen with a polished wipe clean surface. The Kings and Queens tablecloths are available in either a red or blue background
The polyarts offer a lovely table cover that can be used many times.Size 160 x 120cm
Designed and made in the UK.
2011 has started as an exciting time in the world of Astronomy. There have been meteor showers, solar eclpises and alignment of planets..fantastic!..and thanks to the BBC’s Stargazing series there has been lots to learn.
If you are keen or want to start learning Astronomy why not have a look at our planisphere. It will help you locate the stars throughout the year.. or our exclusive Chart of the Heavens, which you can use in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere and has lots of usful and interesting information on the reverse.
Bring the constellations into your home with the beautiful and unusual Constellation MOVA globe. This continually spins in ambient light, working on a mixture os solar power and magnetism – very special!
For an interesting illuminated constellation globe have a look at The Star Globes . When illuminated these globes show the mythological characters of the night sky…lovely.
To see our full Astronomy section click here and enjoy browsing…
Beautiful and educational tablecloths created with meticulous research and using innovative digital textile printing.
Designed and made in the UK, this durable tablecloth is made from 100% heavy cotton sateen with a polished, wipe clean finish.
Sorry it’s been a while since I last wrote a blog, but we’ve been very busy preparing for our ‘bricks and mortor’ map shop – MapStop!
We have now opened the new shop in the fabulous new Courtyard Mews in Brackley, Northamptonshire. Here we stock a down to earth version of our popular internet shop, but you can come and see globes, wall maps and other items we sell..and chat to us in the flesh!
It has been incredible the amount of fantastic comments we’ve had with regards to the mews and our shop ..people love maps, and the history I’ve found out about Brackley due to an historical map we have on the wall has been terrific.
Lots of people have fallen in love with (as have I!) the wonderful, magical MOVA globes..(a fantasic Christmas present if you’re short of ideas). They don’t run on batteries or are plugged in, but with a little light will revolve forever…..and of course we have a selection of our beautiful globes, illuminated and non illuminated.
I hope, if you live near or are passing Brackley that you’ll pop in. It’d be lovely to meet our online customers…