It’s that time of year when people are thinking about how to spend their holidays. For many of us, whether we’re planning a staycation in Great Britain or heading to airports and ferry terminals for a trip abroad, we may find ourselves using unusual means of transport on our days out. Keeping track of our cable cars and chair lifts form a part of the 5,000 changes a day Ordnance Survey capture as we maintain the master map of Great Britain.
A cable car is any of a variety of transportation systems relying on cables to pull vehicles along or lower them at a steady rate, or a vehicle on these systems. The world’s longest operable cableway is the Forsby-Köping limestone cableway in Sweden – and we don’t quite have one to rival that in Great Britain. However, a new and very visible cable car has started transporting visitors recently as part of the Olympics in London in 2012, and of course it’s made it onto our maps.
But can you name eight cable cars (and chair lifts) from our mapping extracts? There are eight extracts of OS MasterMap Topography Layer below showing cable cars across Great Britain. We’ve stripped off all the road names and labels to make you work that bit harder. Post your answers on the blog and we’ll let you know the answers later.