Monday, September 4

Finding your way around Scotland online

Anne asked if there was anywhere you could view maps of Scotland on the web to get an idea of distances from other places, commutes, etc when considering a property from abroad and without knowing the area well. The Ordnance Survey's 'Get a map' service allows you to navigate around Scotland, zoom in and out to show whatever you need and locate specific grid references. Very handy! You an also use the free Google Earth feature to see aerial photographic images for anywhere on earth. The resolution appears to vary slightly depending on the terrain, but over bigger towns you can make out people, cars and houses easily! If you haven't used it before it's worth downloading just as an experience in itself - its fascinating.

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