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Education and Research

  • Ordnance Survey supporting Education and Research

Our work in Education and Research

Working closely with educational strategic partners we provide resources and materials that are essential tools for schools teaching the geography curriculum in England, Scotland and Wales. Our gold award winning Digimap for Schools service provides schools with all their mapping needs at both primary & secondary level and is ideal for cross curricular activities.

The Research team at Ordnance Survey works closely with universities at a number of levels. We are the main point of contact for all enquiries from universities and key activities include hosting second year undergraduate summer interns, supporting MSc dissertations and sponsoring doctoral and post-doctoral research. Digimap for HFE, available via the EDINA Digimap service, is also managed by the Research team.

Our research programme is very active and aims to improve the capability and efficiency of Ordnance Survey. The programme works closely with universities and students who wish to get involved in our research for their MSc, PhD or EngD.

For information about anything to do with our university engagement or research activities, contact: universityenquiries@ordnancesurvey.co.uk

Teaching Resources

Useful teaching resources for teaching geography in schools.

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Geography course

Science for Society: New Developments in Geography

Are you a mid-career, secondary level geography teacher who wishes to hone their physical geography knowledge? If so, read on.

On 24 to 29 July 2014, the geography department of the University of Southampton and Ordnance Survey, in association with The Goldsmith’s Company, will be running ‘Science for Society: New Developments in Geography’.

This course is designed for mid-career geography teachers in secondary schools who are teaching GCSE/A Level students. The emphasis is on physical geography, providing an intense immersion in new technology for data collection, analysis and modelling.

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Find out all about the topic areas we are currently researching and how you can get involved.

Research areas

Higher and Further Education

We work closely with universities to help students interested in our areas of research.

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Digimap for Schools

Discover all about how you can access our maps via the Digimap, whether you are studying or are an education provider.

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Digimap for Higher Education

Our digital mapping data is available to Higher Education institutions via the Digimap.

Digimap for Higher Education

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