Browse key Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools for schools:
Digimap for Schools
EDNIA’s Digimap for Schools is an easy online resource you can use to access Ordnance Survey (OS) mapping at a range of scales. Join over 2,700 schools using this resource across Great Britain and beyond.
ArcGIS Online for Schools
ArCGIS Online for Schools is a free teaching resource featuring a wide range of maps of the world in 2D and 3D.
This includes Ordnance Survey 1:50 000, 1:25 000 and OS Mastermap data as well as historical maps from 1885 to 1947.
QGIS is a free and open-source cross-platform desktop application that supports viewing, editing and analysis of geospatial data.
OS Open Zoomstack data can be imported into QGIS, allowing you and your students to style map data and work with vector datasets.
OS Open Zoomstack
OS Open Zoomstack provides a highly customisable map of Great Britain that includes both national and detailed local maps. OS Zoomstack was released in 2019 as part of an Ordnance Survey initiative to encourage wider use of Open Data.