Eagle eyed Digimap for Schools users will surely have noticed a few changes to the homepage and interface this morning, this is because we have just added historic maps from the 1890s to the service.
This exciting new addition allows you to view a map of your school, street or anywhere in Great Britain in the 1890s.
These beautiful Ordnance Survey maps published between 1895 and 1899 as the Revised New Series in England and Wales and the 2nd Edition in Scotland, provide an additional rich learning resource and context for exploring how the landscape has changed in the last 120 years.
To view a historic map of your school, street or anywhere in Great Britain, use the new historic map slider (beside the pan arrows) to fade the current OS map and reveal the historic map underneath.
The historic maps have been scanned from original paper maps and made available courtesy of the National Library of Scotland.
Learning resources with ideas for using these wonderful maps across all stages and curriculum areas are in development and will be available soon.