Covid-19 Update

Max are pleased to confirm that our teams are still fully operational in line with the latest government guidelines. This includes our off-site team at ONS. We do understand, however, that for many businesses and institutions this is unfortunately still not the case. We continue to wish you well during this difficult period and look forward to somewhat easier times, hopefully by Spring 2021.

If you would like to schedule a call for a future date, please complete our contact form indicating a preferred day. We have decided to freeze our prices until May 1st 2021 to ensure that our customers are not penalised by the ongoing restrictions. We may decide to extend this date further still.

In the meantime, please do take a look at our podcasts page . The passion, enthusiasm and insight from our guest speakers has been inspirational, especially given the circumstances.

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National Maritime

National Maritime
Image courtesy of National Maritime Museum

We are delighted to have been providing services to the National Maritime Museum for 12 years. We have digitally photographed many precious bound atlases and large-format charts and maps, some dating back to the 14th Century.

Our latest project is digitising the work involved in solving the longitude problem. The measurement of longitude was an issue that came into sharp focus when people began making transoceanic voyages. Determining latitude was relatively easy, and could be found from the altitude of the Sun at noon and the use of tables, but determining longitude was much more difficult. King Charles II founded the Royal Observatory in Greenwich in 1675 to solve this problem. The National Maritime Museum holds many enthralling documents relating to the journey made by those ingenious minds who solved this fundamental obstacle to accurate navigation across the oceans.

For the work to be undertaken, our large and bulky book scanner was moved to the archive site at the National Maritime Museum. We are now undertaking the scanning of these documents. The full workflow is calibrated and colour managed so as to obtain the exact reproduction.

For further details of the services we offer, please contact us on 020 8309 5445 or via our contact page.

National Maritime

How Max digitised the work involved in solving the longitude problem

We are delighted to have been providing services to the National Maritime Museum for 12 years. We have digitally photographed many precious bound atlases and large-format charts and maps, some dating back to the 14th Century.

Our latest project is digitising the work involved in solving the longitude problem. The measurement of longitude was an issue that came into sharp focus when people began making transoceanic voyages. Determining latitude was relatively easy, and could be found from the altitude of the Sun at noon and the use of tables, but determining longitude was much more difficult. King Charles II founded the Royal Observatory in Greenwich in 1675 to solve this problem. The National Maritime Museum holds many enthralling documents relating to the journey made by those ingenious minds who solved this fundamental obstacle to accurate navigation across the oceans.

For the work to be undertaken, our large and bulky book scanner was moved to the archive site at the National Maritime Museum. We are now undertaking the scanning of these documents. The full workflow is calibrated and colour managed so as to obtain the exact reproduction.

For further details of the services we offer, please contact us on 020 8309 5445 or via our contact page.


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Image courtesy of National Maritime Museum