Tag Archives: Nevil Maskelyne

The Great Lines Project/Blog

Since November 2013 I have been chasing the history of a line. Contour lines on maps were first invented 400 years ago, or perhaps only 250; depending on whether isobaths (the submarine version) count. If you stay above ground then … Continue reading

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“The Great Lines”

Watching Countryfile with my mum last week was a revelation, who would have thought that in 1774 scientists using a mountain in Perthshire

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