Earlier this year on the blog we were talking about how often we supply mapping to numerous television programmes and films being made in the UK. On the flip side, as we go about our daily business as the national mapping agency for Great Britain, we’re capturing the buildings that are used for filming many programmes and films as part of our data.
Would you recognise the locations of your favourite programmes on a map? We’ve pulled together eight mapping extracts featuring locations from six televisions programmes and two films. Can you tell us the name of the location or address being featured on the map and the name of the programme or film that it featured in? For example, you might recognise Chatsworth House on a map and know that it featured in Pride and Prejudice as Darcy’s house – and no, that isn’t one of the answers!
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It’s getting to the time of year where the cricket grounds across the UK will be in use again, with some county games in action last weekend. I can’t pretend that this prospect fills me with joy, but I know there are many of you who will be champing at the bit to spend lazy days in cricket grounds across the country to watch the county and national teams.
You may well be most familiar with your local grounds where people can gather informally to watch. I’ve spent several sunny Sundays sprawled on the grass in front of the Balmer Lawn Hotel in the New Forest, watching local teams play. I’m certain I’d recognise that ground on the map, due to the distinctive hotel nearby.
Would you recognise cricket grounds from across the country on a map? That’s the theme for our mapping extract quiz this week. Let us know the names of the cricket grounds on our eight extracts and post your answers on the blog.
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