Got 10 minutes?

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Apr 172018
 

We’ve put together a series of 4 short guides on using Digimap for Schools. The guides are intended to be worked through over 4 weeks and new subscribers to the service will be sent one each week, post sign-up. Each guide takes just 10 minutes and by week 4, you’ll be making the most of the cross-curricular potential that Digimap for Schools offers.

We guide you sequentially through key features and provide short videos to demonstrate each function. A short practise exercise plus links to some of our lesson ideas are included.

Have a look and let us know what you think!

  • Week 1 Maps and Places Get to grips with the essentials of searching, zooming and viewing our range of maps – contemporary, historic and aerial.
  • Week 2 Making your mark Find out how to add text, shapes, symbols and images to your maps.  Create prints in different sizes and formats. Organise your maps into folders for different classes or projects.
  • Week 3 The numbers Check out how to find a grid reference and measure map features. Add measurement labels to any shapes and lines you create.
Week 3 - add measurement labels.

Week 3 – add measurement labels.

Lesson ideas

Remember we have lots of resources, written by curriculum experts,  with great ideas for using Digimap for Schools. Browse by subject and level at our resources site:

https://dfsresources.edina.ac.uk/

Keep in touch

We really value your feedback so let us know if we can improve these, or if there are any other resources that we can provide to help you get mapping!

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.

 

 

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

October training dates with Ordnance Survey

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Oct 052015
 

Darren Bailey from the Education Team at Ordnance Survey will be out and about through October running CPD sessions which include training in Digimap for Schools.  Dates and locations are:

6/10 Newham

13/10 Dorking

14/10 Wigan

15/10 Oswestry

19/10 Islington

If you’d like to find out more about attending, please contact Darren – Darren.Bailey@os.uk

Upcoming training events with Ordnance Survey

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Sep 152015
 

Darren Bailey from the Ordnance Survey Education Team has a few CPD events coming up.  Darren’s event provide a great introduction to Digimap for Schools and using OS mapping in primary schools.  If you’d like to attend or find out more details, please contact Darren – Darren.Bailey@os.uk

Epsom – 21/09/2015

Southampton – 25/09/2015

Addlestone – 29/09/2015

Updated maps

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Aug 272015
 

In addition to the new MasterMap styling released yesterday updated mapping also went live.  Updates to MasterMap, VectorMap Local raster, 1:25,ooo scale raster, 1:50,000 scale raster, and 1:250,000 scale raster were released.

This brings the mapping up to date with the latest available from Ordnance Survey.  Dates of the map data are:

  • MasterMap – 11th June 2015 (detailed mapping)
  • VectorMap Local Raster – July 2015 (street level mapping)
  • 1:25,000 scale raster – June 2015
  • 1:50,000 scale raster – June 2015
  • 1:250,00 scale raster – June 2015 (road atlas style mapping)

Have a go at playing spot the difference and see if you can find changes that have appeared on the maps!

updated 250k raster example

The new Borders Railway route shown on the updated 1:250,00 scale raster

 

June training dates with Ordnance Survey

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May 212015
 

Darren from the Ordnance Survey education team is continuing his CPD training courses with a packed schedule throughout June. Dates and locations coming up are:

June 1 Seaham
June 2 Berwick upon Tweed
June 3 Gosforth
June 8-9-10 – Surrey primary schools network
June 17 Enfield
June 22 Newham
June 24 Enfield
June 25 Worthing
June 29 Havering

If you’d like to attend or have any questions about the courses, please contact Darren Darren.Bailey@os.uk

More free training from Ordnance Survey

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May 012015
 

Darren Bailey from Ordnance Survey’s Education Team continues his travels around England and Wales running free CPD sessions throughout May. Upcoming dates and locations are:

05/05/2015 Southall
06/05/2015 Enfield
13/05/2015 Southport
15/05/2015 Notting Hill Gate
20/05/2015 RGS London

If you would like to attend or find out more information, please email Darren: Darren.Bailey@os.uk

April twilight sessions with Ordnance Survey

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Apr 102015
 

Darren Bailey from Ordnance Survey has a number of twilight sessions coming up this month for primary school teachers.  So if you’re looking to find out more about Digimap for Schools or some hints and tips on how to make the most of your subscription, then get along to one of Darren’s sessions.

21/04/2015 Newham
22/04/2015 Newham
27/04/2015 Wandsworth
28/04/2015 Southampton
29/04/2015 Accrington

If you’re interested in attending or finding out more, please contact Darren – Darren.Bailey@os.uk. Sessions are free to attend.

Ordnance Survey teacher training sessions in Scotland

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Oct 072014
 

On October 29th and 30th, Ordnance Survey will be running two training events for teachers. Both primary and secondary teachers are welcome to come along. The sessions will give hand-on use of Digimap for Schools, an overview of GIS and a look at free teacher resources available from Ordnance Survey.

They will take place at:

The James Young High School , Livingston, EH54 6NE on Wednesday , 29th October 4-6pm. Please email Elaine Batty (elaine.batty@wled.org.uk) to book a place.

Perth Academy , PH1 1NJ on Thursday , 30th October , 4.30-6 pm. Please email Tan Logan (malogan@pkc.gov.uk) to book a place.