Sep 092016
 

Hi folks, we have come up with a schedule of webinars we intend to run before Christmas.  Users will be emailed in advance with details and joining instructions closer to the dates.

September 15th (Thursday) 16.15.16.45- Introduction to our new features (Aerial Imagery) –Click Here
October 6th (Thursday) 16.15.16.45- Getting Started with Digimap for Schools
November 15th (Tuesday) 16.15.16.45- Customising Maps with Annotations
December 11th (Tuesday) 16.15.16.45- Getting Started with Digimap for Schools

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 Posted by at 3:25 pm
Sep 082016
 

We have four exciting new dates where the fabulous Darren Bailey, Ordnance Survey Schools Delivery Programme Manager, will deliver superb Digimap for Schools training sessions.  If the sessions are in your area, you really should attend, even if you’re not subscribed, come along and have a taster session or if you are subscribed and you feel you’re not making the most of what the service could offer, please come along too. Session dates are:

  • 12th September – Brighton University
  • 20th September –  West Byfleet
  • 21 September –  Nottingham
  • 26 Spetember – Kensington

To find out more and register to attend, please email darren.bailey@os.uk

 Posted by at 2:36 pm
Sep 072016
 

During the summer we have been really busy implementing aerial imagery into Digimap for Schools.  This was at the top of the ‘wish list’ for our schools, and we are incredibly grateful to Getmapping for helping to facilitate this.

The aerial imagery is amazing and gives real context to the OS and Historical mapping already available in the service.  Users are also now able to overlay this imagery with the mapping already available in the service.    Below is an example of overlaying OS mapping with the Aerial Imagery.

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Along with the aerial imagery we have also added a new tool called the ‘Information Tool’, this was previously known as the ‘Grid Reference Tool’.  The Information tool now gives you the exact date the imagery was captured, this is really useful in helping people understand that this imagery is a patchwork of photographs taken at different times.  We have also provided a map key which simply gives the year the imagery was captured.

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We are absolutely delighted with the results, and are very proud of the quality of the imagery and the usability of use of these tools.  Please login and have a play about.

If you want a quick overview, have a look at our youtube video on the new features.

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 Posted by at 1:22 pm

Free Digimap for Schools training with Darren Bailey from Ordnance Survey

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Jun 072016
 

We have four exciting new dates where the fabulous Darren Bailey, Ordnance Survey Schools Delivery Programme Manager, will deliver superb Digimap for Schools training sessions.  If the sessions are in your area, you really should attend, even if you’re not subscribed, come along and have a taster session or if you are subscribed and you feel you’re not making the most of what the service could offer, please come along too. Session dates are:

  • 14th June Fleetwood
  • 21st June (morning) Ely
  • 21st June (afternoon) Bolton
  • 22nd June Ormskirk

To find out more and register to attend, please email darren.bailey@os.uk

 Posted by at 9:51 am

Steve Backshall gives some advice on locating wildlife for the #wildlifemap competition

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Jun 022016
 

Steve Backshall has recently posted a blog entry on the Ordnance Survey website which could help you with your entries to the #Wildlifemap competition.  The link to his blog posting is below.

School #wildlifemap competition with Steve Backshall

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Steve gives some ideas on the types of wildlife you could be photographing at this time of year.  He also gives guidance on the best times of day to see this wildlife and where to look for them, wither its an urban area or a rural one.

The #wildlifemap competition is still running so please get out there and get some entries into us!  Best of luck…

 

 

 Posted by at 11:47 am

Upcoming training dates with Ordnance Survey

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Apr 292016
 

Darren Bailey from the Ordnance Survey education team will be out and about in May delivering twilight training sessions on using Digimap for Schools.  Dates and locations of Darren’s training sessions are:

10th Ruislip
11th Portsmouth
12th Newcastle

16th Harpenden
18th Liverpool
19th Chorley

24th Sevenoaks
25th Swansea

If you’d like to find out more details and register to go along, please email Darren at Darren.Bailey@os.uk

Training events are free to attend.

 Posted by at 11:50 am

Digimap for Schools free for 30 days AND a chance to meet Steve Backshall!

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Apr 072016
 

Primary schools across Great Britain can sign up for 30 days free access to University of Edinburgh’s awarding winning Digimap for Schools service.  Access to the service enables primary schools to enter a fantastic competition to win a visit to their school from Steve Backshall.  The competition requires schools to #GetOutside and take photographs of wildlife around their school.  Using the annotation tools in Digimap for Schools, pupils will upload their favourite photos and add a question they’d like to ask Steve about the wildlife.  The winning school will enjoy a visit from Steve who will tell them all about the wildlife they’ve seen.

It’s that simple! The competition is open now and runs until 10th June. Sign up at https://digimapwildlife.ed.ac.uk today!

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 Posted by at 2:20 pm

Digimap for Schools tops 1,000 secondary school subscribers

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Feb 292016
 

Digimap for Schools reached a fantastic milestone last week with the 1000th secondary school subscriber.

The secondary school which became the one thousandth subscriber was Chilton Trinity School from Bridgwater in Somerset. Miss Sophie Carruthers, a Geography teacher at Chilton Trinity School added: “I subscribed as I am setting up the Duke of Edinburgh at Chilton Trinity and having used Digimap for Schools last year, at a previous school, I know how useful it is for mapping routes. In addition to this I teach Geography and we had limited resources for including GIS in our curriculum – Digimap for Schools will be a great addition to the classroom.”

The whole Digimap for Schools team are incredibly proud of this achievement, in addition to the over 1450 primary schools subscribed across Great Britain who are all accessing Ordnance Survey modern and historic maps every day.

Read more about this story on the EDINA website and the Ordnance Survey press release.

 

 

Updated mapping now available

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Feb 172016
 

A few of the mapping products in Digimap for Schools were updated this morning to the most recent versions available from Ordnance Survey.  The updated products and their release dates are:

  • Vectormap Local Raster (zoom level 10, street view – January 2016
  • 1:25 000 scale raster (zoom levels 8 and 9) – December 2015
  • 1:50 000 scale raster (zoom level 7) – December 2015
  • Miniscale (zoom levels 2, 3 and 4) – January 2016
Tweedbank 2015 map (1:25 000 raster)

Tweedbank 2015 map (1:25 000 raster)

tweedbank_2016 (1:25 000 rater)

Tweedbank 2016 map (1:25 000 raster)

Spot the differences!

Free training with Ordnance Survey – Feb dates

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Feb 052016
 

Darren Bailey from the Ordnance Survey Education Team will continue his travels running twilight training sessions on using Digimap for Schools.  Up coming dates in February are:

Rivington – 10/02/2016
Chorley – 11/02/2016
London – 22/02/2016
Andover – 23/02/2016

Contact Darren for more details on location and time – Darren.Bailey@os.uk