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Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Monopoly - Go

I will be travelling for a couple of weeks, while I'm on my adventure I am going to take you on your very own adventure.
The board game "monopoly" celebrated its 75th anniversary last year. The original design was created by Quaker Elizabeth Magie in 1903. She wanted to demonstrate through play that property enriched landlords and impoverished tenants.
However it was in 1935 that the Parker Brothers took the concepts of this design and created the game we now know as monopoly. As part of the 75th anniversary celebrations of this later game, Ordnance Survey worked with monopoly to produce a bespoke map and discover where GO actually is.

Using this map you are going to travel around the monopoly board over the next few weeks.
We begin today with GO: Lambeth North Tube Station.

“By using Ordnance Survey’s latest digital product, OS VectorMap District, we were able to accurately locate “Go”. We mapped the positions of Mayfair and Old Kent Road, which sit either side of “Go”, and then accurately calculated that Lambeth North tube station was the central point between the two and therefore the location of “Go”
quote from - http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/media/news/2010/aug/monopoly.html

21 comments:

AnKa said...

Interesting. To collect salary for a start can't be a bad thing. ;-)

Julie said...

WHat a terrific thing: to locate GO.

And what a good series of posts to cover your absence. Lots of effort for which I thankyou.

Enjoy your breake ...

Sy's Prints said...

Cool idea! Enjoy your holiday Mo :-)

karen said...

Fabulous! I can now say I've been to GO (although nobody gave me any money).

Luis Gomez said...

This is excellent. Thank you. Ejoy your travel.

jocodeane said...

You've scheduled all those posts?
How efficient of you.
Now I want to know where you will be all this while :-)
Nosey me.

Sharon said...

Oh this sounds like fun! And, I hope you have fun on your travels! Enjoy!

Ruela said...

very nice!

Karine said...

Brilliant, what fun!!! Have a great trip :o)

lunarossa said...

I agree, great idea. Have a fab holiday! I'll be in London on 19th May. Any chance to meet up for a coffee? Ciao. A.

jennyfreckles said...

Sounds fun - have a great trip.

PhotoPuddle said...

Ooo, what a great idea. Enjoy your trip!

RedPat said...

Looking forward to some fun even though you are away! Enjoy.

Rolf said...

This shall be fun

Enjoy your trip

:)

William K Wallace said...

It was actually Charles Darrow who is credited with inventing Monopoly...and he claimed until his dying day that he had never seen 'The Landlord Game' which was designed by the Quaker woman. He sold the rights for Monopoly to Parker Brothers...

Have fun on your break...

Photography Tours London said...

Beautiful idea - a great way to get round London!

Babooshka said...

I feel the whoosh of the train through this image.

Kaori said...

How very clever! I grew up with the American version so getting to see all of these places is going to be fun :-)

Anna said...

What a fun idea to cover your absence. I love seeing how different your Monopoly board looks from the version in the US. Ours is just a big square with the properties listed round the perimeter -- your board is far more visually interesting.

Enjoy your trip!

Gunn said...

Interesting!
I look forward to my "Monopoly" journey, and I hope your holiday/break will be nice!

Emm said...

Oh my gosh! That was such fun!! Wha a great idea for a series of posts - you must have had such fun doing it!!

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