Friday, 20 March 2009

Mapland England and Wales and the Education Show



At the Scottish Association of Geography Teachers conference last October, I saw the giant MAPLAND SCOTLAND map that students could walk over laid out in the hall at the start of the conference. At next week's OS OUTDOOR SHOW at the NEC (which coincides with the last 2 days of the Education Show), there is the launch of an England and Wales version. This from the press release:

Mapland England and Wales is a massive map with full topographical detail resulting in a stunning piece of art cartography.  It has a total size of 13m x 11m (44ft x 36ft) making it the largest map of England and Wales in existence.  

This is a unique opportunity to experience and photograph England and Wales as never seen before. Mapland is completely walkover - a hands-on and a feet-on map! Visitors can wander around the coastline, stand on the highest peaks, discover the islands and even walk up the M1!

Mapland England and Wales will be available for hire, complete with educational activities, to schools and other educational organisations. Mapland England and Wales is printed with Ordnance Survey map data at the 1:50,000 scale (Landranger series) and the whole of England and Wales is covered including all the islands in their correct locations.

Mapland England and Wales builds on the success of the award winning Mapland Scotland, a giant floor map of Scotland that is currently touring Scottish schools. 

www.maplandscotland.co.uk.  

If you're coming along to the Education Show, the Geographical Association will be there too!

Come and see us at the Subject Association Information Point: stand K30-2

I will be there on Thursday the 26th all being well...

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