What makes a map work?
Learn all about maps:
- Map reading videos with Steve Backshall
- Map legends: OS Explorer 1:25 000 scale (PDF) and OS Landranger 1:50 000 scale (PDF)
- Understand map abbreviations
- Learn about the National Grid map reference system
- Discover online maps and route planning
- Using your free paper map download
- Understanding geographic information systems (GIS)
Distance and direction
Learn more about navigation and measurement:
Access some of our free resources:
- Download outline maps of GB, the UK and Europe – great for using in presentations, putting on display or as classroom resources.
- Education resources - for children, students, parents and teachers.
- Download our beautiful wallpaper for your PC/mobile, sent in by you.
- Election maps and boundaries.
- GB county maps - past and present.