Gold award winning Digimap for Schools provides easy access to a huge range of Ordnance Survey’s maps for the whole of Great Britain.
For the first time schools will have access to seamless national coverage of Ordnance Survey’s OS MasterMap®, the most detailed digital mapping available. An extensive search gazetteer with over 250 000 place names, enables the user to easily centre maps on any location by using postcode, place name or grid reference.
Map Scales available;
- 1:1 000 000 MiniScale®
- 1:250 000 Scale Raster
- 1:50 000 Scale Raster
- 1:25 000 Scale Raster
- 1:10 000 Scale Raster
- 1:2500 OS MasterMap® Topography Layer
What is the service for?
The service has been designed for use by both teachers and pupils and is suitable for teaching geography as well as a range of subjects including History, Social Studies, Economics and Business Studies.
Digimap for Schools features a number of tools which enable you to enhance your mapping. Annotation tools allow you to add point markers of varying designs, draw regular and irregular polygons of differing colours and opacity, draw lines of differing weights and designs, add text labels and change the font size, label polygons, lines and points. Any features drawn will appear on screen and can be printed. Measuring Tools give you the ability to measure distances and areas on the maps. Printed maps can be created at either A4 or A3 size, portrait or landscape and in pdf, jpeg or png formats. You can also add photographs to your maps.
You can save a map in order to come back to it later in your next class, or to share with teachers and other pupils. If you have added your own features using the annotation tools, they will also be saved when you save your map. You also have the option to show the national grid overlay on your maps on-screen, as well as have a full screen map.
There are also 67 teaching resources covering key stages 1-4. These have been written by geography experts and are available to use, even if you haven't subscribed to the service.
An annual rolling subscription covering the whole school is available for Primary Schools for as little as £69. For Secondary Schools, the price ranges from £86.25 - £143.75 (based on the number of learners).
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