Digimap for schools
For all geography fans out there. Please find login details and weblink to get access to Digimap, an online mapping service from Ordnance Survey. You might feel that this resource is a little advanced for your child, but don't worry. The activities can quite easily be something that the whole family could do together, especially the Scavenger Hunt and Map Your walk.
Using the weblink above to access Home Schooling, or the direct links below, there are a number of activities to try:
- Scavenger Hunt
- Find the UK city
- Find the European Capital city
- Map Quiz, Minehead
- Signs of Spring
- Colouring Land Use
- Map your walk
- Home Schooling Activities
- How we use DfS at home
Each of the resources include videos (best viewed using YouTube), Word documents and PDF files, everything you need to have a great time.
About Digimap for Schools
Digimap for Schools is an award winning online mapping service for use by teachers and pupils. Established in 2010 by EDINA, in collaboration with Ordnance Survey, the service is designed exclusively for schools, and today is used in almost 3,000 British secondary and primary schools and a growing number of international schools. With an intuitive interface, easy to understand tools and instructions, and no download or new software installation required, a teacher or a pupil can easily understand and start to use the service as soon as they log on.
Digimap for Schools supports cross-curricula teaching of geography, maths, literacy, and history and also enables teachers and pupils to gain critical digital and data skills.
The service is designed for use by children as young as 5, and up to 16 years. Teachers and pupils can customise maps to tell a story - by adding pictures, graphs or climate information to support creative, engaging and interactive teaching and learning.
One login, accessible from anywhere on any device. Unlimited use at school and home for students, teachers and parents.
The service provides easy access to a range of current and historical maps and aerial photography, all of which can be annotated, searched, measured and personalised.
Ordnance Survey: Includes the most detailed mapping available for Great Britain, OS MasterMap, as well as digital versions of paper maps, the Landranger and Explorer series, and street level maps showing street names and road-atlas style maps.
Historical maps of the 1890s and 1950’s are provided courtesy of the National Library of Scotland, with a special function that enables the viewer to transit from historic to current, encouraging pupils to relate the past to the contemporary.
Contemporary aerial photography is provided by Getmapping, assisting pupils to progress from recognising images of places, to understanding and interpreting conventional mapping schemes. Access to the Geograph image library, allows pupils to select from half a million images to personalise and develop narratives about places.
The international perspective is illustrated using Collins Bartholomew World Panorama world reference map, which shows international boundaries and disputed territories for all countries in the world. Additional information from Open Street Map augments the global illustration.
Functions & Tools
Search tools include postcode, place name or national grid reference and maps can be moved to centre on any chosen location. Map keys are available for each scale map to explain the symbols used within the map. The pupil can interpret their map using drawing and measuring tools, and overlay postcodes, place names and meridians.
Maps can be printed as PDF files at A3 or A4 size and in landscape or portrait orientation and can include user defined customisations.
As well continual improvements to the service, informed by customer feedback, teachers and pupils also have access to a regular blog update, online training webinars, training support and British curricula aligned learning materials