User update: Aerial X is moving!
You may be familiar with the Aerial X layer in Digimap for Schools, which has previously resided under the Map Selector as you zoom in.
Aerial X is a combination map – aerial photography incorporating an overlay of roads and place names. On 29th September, these two layers will be separated so that the roads and place names layer can be added to any other map in the Map Selector.Read more
Support for IE 11 Withdrawn
From March 2022, Digimap for Schools will no longer support Internet Explorer 11.
This means that while Digimap for Schools may appear to work when using IE 11, we cannot guarantee that every tool and function will operate as expected. Our routine continuous updates to Digimap for Schools mean that we can no longer maintain full functionality on IE 11. For more details on how this might affect you, please read on.Read more
Key for Biomes Overlay Added
We’ve improved the links to our key for the Biomes Overlay.
You can now access further information about the Biomes shown in the Biomes overlay. Click on the Overlays menu (situated on the left-hand panel within Digimap for Schools), then select “World Physical Geography” and then WWF World Biomes. Read on for more information…Read more
New Overlays Available
We’ve added new overlays to the service.
The teaching community is at the heart of what we do, and after hearing from your valuable feedback, we are excited to announce that we have added several new overlays to Digimap for Schools, available on the service from Thursday 14th October 2021.
We think these have lots of potential for exploring human and physical geography as well as global climate. Check out this post to find out more.Read more
How to use Ordnance Survey Maps in the Primary Classroom
Unfolding a paper Ordnance Survey map always evokes in me fond memories of childhood days out and it’s great to see that such enthusiasm is still there when teaching in the classroom today. However, getting hold of enough paper maps for a class of 30 can be a major challenge (not to mention keeping them in working order!) and the area of study is often limited to whatever maps happen to be available. However, that’s exactly the sort of situation where Ordnance Survey’s Digimap tool can come to the rescue. Read on to find out how using Digimap can make the classroom’s teachers’ job simpler and so much more rewarding!Read more
We have refreshed our website!
We have reorganised our site to help you make better use of our resources and understand what Digimap for Schools offers and what you can do with it.Read more
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