About Digimap for Schools

Digimap for Schools is an online mapping service for use by teachers and pupils in schools. Established in 2010 and building on the EDINA Digimap service for higher and further education, Digimap for Schools is a collaborative venture between EDINA, JISC Collections and Ordnance Survey.

Digimap for Schools provides easy access to a range of current and historical Ordnance Survey maps including the most detailed mapping available for Great Britain, OS MasterMap, as well as digital versions of Ordnance Survey's famous paper maps, the Landranger and Explorer series. Also included are street level maps showing street names and road-atlas style maps. Historical maps of the 1890s are provided courtesy of the National Library of Scotland.

Digimap for Schools offers a seamless digital map of Great Britain at each scale available. Maps can be printed as PDF files at A3 or A4 size and in landscape or portrait orientation. Maps can be printed with an individual's own map title and name included with the scale bar and school name and address. Search tools include postcode, place name or national grid reference and maps can be moved to centre on any chosen location within Great Britain. Map keys are available for each scale map to explain the symbols used within the map.

Digimap for Schools is a subscription service. Access is by username and password, supplied by EDINA. For more information on subscriptions please see our subscriptions page.

Newsletters & flyers

Please find below copies of Digimap for Schools newsletter and flyer. Feel free to print copies to hand out to colleagues at your school and around the country.


What teachers have been saying about Digimap for Schools

"Very clear, printable maps, scaled as you wish! Brilliant!"

"User friendly, up-to-date convenient mapping"

"I think that it is a really flexible resource and has cross curricular use, far more than just maps."

"It's great fun - even our governors love it!"

"A flexible resource which can be tailored to your own location, interests and curriculum."

"I think it is easy to use and produces clear and easy to use maps. The key advantage of this product is the printable maps."

"It is easy to use and is pupil friendly. Pupils quickly got the hang of it and were producing a range of maps on which to base their work"

"Superb value for money"

"It enables teachers to teach specific skills easily and allows the children to develop their own personal geographies via map work and journey enquiries."

"It allows easy access to maps at a wide range of different scales. The maps have proved to be very useful in teaching about many different geographical topics. We have used the maps extensively as part of the GCSE Controlled Assessment."

"Very efficient method of getting access to detailed maps, particularly useful for fieldwork"

"It is extremely useful for planning fieldwork and producing base maps"

"it is a quick and easy way to access up to date maps - also very useful to be able to zoom in to see more detail as required."

"Incredibly useful in all areas of mapwork with pupils helping them to engage with and enjoy geography within school."