We've got resources for everyone - whether you want to learn geography, teach it or get inspiration for your outdoor adventures.
Fun for everyone
Map symbol card games
Make map symbol cards and play games with your friends and family.Start the fun
Colour in map of UK
Colour in these maps of the United Kingdom as neatly as you can.Print and start colouring in
Colour in map of Europe
Colour in this map of Europe and you could put it on your wall.Print and start colouring in
Here are some ideas to get you exploring the outdoors with your family and friends.Go on an adventure
Take photos of places you've visited and share them with other people.Find a photo
Fly around and get lost in Minecraft - but before you do, you might need an adult to help you download it.Get Minecraft
Fun at home
Map symbol card games
A great way to get children learning without them realising it. Print the cards, cut them out and play games.Make map symbol cards
These free outline maps are great for colouring in and pinning to your wall. Print maps of Britain, the UK and Europe.Download outline maps
Encourage children to take photos of the places you visit and share them safely online. You can also find photos to help with homework.Geograph website
Explore the great outdoors with your children, friends and family. Discover new places and make new adventures together.#GetOutside ideas
Buy paper maps
Don't forget an OS paper map to help you on your journey. You'll get a digital download too so you can plan your route on your phone.Find the map for me
Find your way
For a stress-free adventure, use OS Locate with your OS map. The app converts GPS readings from your phone so you know exactly where you are.Get OS Locate
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Our mapping is used by everyone who takes part in the D of E Award. Children with a login can access our maps and plan routes.D of E Award website (ages 11-16)
Map reading is easy
Map reading made easy (PDF) - ages 5-11
Map symbols and abbreviations (PDF) - ages 7+
Find grid references
Map reading videos
Wildlife presenter, naturalist and #GetOutside Champion, Steve Backshall, takes you through how to map read, from using a compass to looking at contour lines.Watch videos
Search for up-to-date boundaries across Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Help with election-related homework and swot up on your knowledge.More about election maps
Maps for coursework
Try EDINA's Digimap for Schools for free - annotate online maps. If your school isn't yet a subscriber, you can still try it out.
Discover the Digimap for Schools community - see which schools are signed up.
National Grid references
Convert coordinates (e.g. eastings, northings, longitude, latitude)
Read maps with Steve
You might know of wildlife presenter Steve Backshall. He has some handy tips on how to read maps.Watch videos
Duke of Edinburgh Award
If you're taking part, you'll have a login to the Duke of Edinburgh Award website. Use this to access our maps and plan your routes.D of E Award website
If you love exploring outside, you'll love all our adventure ideas that you can do with your friends and family.Get outside
OS data for colleges
Get easy access to OS data using either EDINA or Jisc Collections's online mapping services. They're free for you to use but your college must be signed up first.
OS data for universities
Access OS data to help with your studies and research. You can use either EDINA or Jisc Collections's online mapping services. They're free but your university must subscribe.
Map data for your ideas
Got an innovative idea that needs digital mapping? Choose from a whole range of free map data including backdrop maps, boundaries and postcodes.
Maps for websites/apps
If you're a keen developer in the making, try our free OS OpenSpace API. Embed maps into a website or app and add your own information.
Researching for a dissertation? We could sponsor your project with up to £1,000.OS Dissertation Programme
We could support your Doctoral or Post-Doctoral research project.Supporting your research
Starting to think about your career path? If it involves geography, we've got some great schemes for graduates, apprentices, interns and IT trainees.Discover OS careers
#GetOutside - all the ideas you need to go exploring.
OS Locate - know where you are with a handy compass app on your phone.
All the resources you need
Bring geography to life, from the age of five through to university level. Take a look and download our free resources to help you teach.
Teach your class basic map symbols, simple compass directions, weather patterns, and get them to think about the geography of your school and local area.Get resources
Children should be able to find counties, cities and regions on a map and use digital mapping to locate different features. Use our tools to help you prepare for field trips, too.Get resources
As part of the curriculum you’ll need to teach your pupils how to use OS maps. They will also need to get to grips with geographical information systems to analyse location information.Get resources