Thursday, 14 February 2013

Digimap for Schools

I mentioned in a recent post that I had just finished writing a fresh resource for use with Edina's OS MapStream service.
There was also a previous project writing resources for the Digimap for Schools service.

This article has a good description of the mapping service, some of which is shown below...

What amazes me as a ‘time-served GIS professional’ is that without using the terms, Digimap for Schools is introducing children as young as five to what grown up GIS professionals might like to call address gazetteers, scale-dependent mapping, map navigation, database searching, digitising, feature recognition, red-lining, and PDF creation. It is simply that they call it something else. Fast, easy, and fun. That has to be good news for the teaching of geography. 

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