Special Recognition Award for Digimap for Schools

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Nov 302015
 

Having celebrated our fifth birthday a couple of weeks earlier, the Digimap for School’s team at EDINA were thrilled to receive a Special Recognition Award from the Scottish Association of Geography Teachers (SAGT).

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Left to Right:  Emma Diffley, Anne Robertson, Peter Burnhill, Carol Blackwood, Johnny Hay, Dimitrios Sferopoulos

SAGT gave the award in recognition that Digimap for Schools is a successful resource that extends across year groups in primary and secondary.  They feel it is also a resource that provides a variety of tools for a number of topics within the Geography curriculum and the Curriculum for Excellence Broad General Education.  Amanda Ruffles, SAGT “We wanted to recognise it as a special reward given that it has been successful over the five years and will continue to be a resource that helps many students and teachers for years to come”. 

Digimap for Schools scoops top award

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Jul 152011
 

EDINA are delighted to announce that the Digimap for Schools service has been awarded the GOLD Certificate for the best overall resource in the the Geographical Association’s 2011 Publishers’ Awards.

The GA Publishers’ Awards aim to recognise material which is likely to make a significant contribution to geography in primary schools, secondary schools or colleges, and to encourage the creative development of new materials. Further information about the awards can be found here: http://www.geography.org.uk/news/publishersawards/

The Award was presented at the Geographical Association’s Annual Conference at the University of Surrey, Guildford on Thursday 14th April 2011 to EDINA’s Director Peter Burnhill and Ordnance Survey’s Director General and CEO, Vanessa Lawrence.

Peter Burnhill said, “This Gold Certification from the Geography Association Publishers is  splendid recognition for all those who have worked together on Digimap for Schools to bring Ordnance Survey mapping into the classroom.

“At EDINA, which is based at the University of Edinburgh, we aim to  live up to your expectations and do for primary and secondary schools  what we have done so successfully for universities and colleges,  encouraging love of maps as well as helping to prepare students for the future.”


 

About Digimap for Schools
Digimap for Schools is a joint venture between EDINA (University of Edinburgh), Ordnance Survey and JISC Collections and provides easy access to a wide range of current Ordnance Survey maps including national coverage of OS MasterMap, as well as digital versions of the Landranger and Explorer series paper maps. Also included are street level maps showing street names and road-atlas style maps.

Subscribing schools can use 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.

For information on how to subscribe and links to a free trial demonstration version of Digimap for Schools, please check the following links:

Other articles that review the Geographic Association Awards:

Geography.org.uk

OS Website