Wednesday, 14 October 2015

New Digimap for Schools features

New on the Edina blog
1950s mapping and a new text box feature which allows for more text than just a few labels

Some good celebrity endorsements too...

The Digimap for Schools team release two new wonderful features – 1950s OS historic mapping and a text box tool.
The 1950s mapping fill in the mid point time period between the 1890s and current OS mapping.  The 1950s mapping are perfect for comparing changes over time and exploring the landscape, urban areas, road network and other features of post-war Britain.
The 1950s mapping is lovely to look at and a wonderful addition to the mapping available in Digimap for Schools.  
"This new map layer offers scope for further historical comparisons of local areas, and the impact of more recent changes than the previous 1890s addition.
I traced the railway network that used to pass through my village before Beeching's cuts, and looked for clues of the many farms that now lie beneath the urban sprawl of Milton Keynes. I traced the transformation of the Isle of Dogs, and the steady infill of housing in small villages.
The new maps are the latest in the continued improvements that are being made to this essential tool for the Geography department"

Alan Parkinson, Head of Geography at King’s Ely (Junior) School

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