Data Nation

A new mapping service from EDINA, who are behind Digimap for Schools

Here is the description from the Data Nation website.

DataNation is a newresource which combines official 2011 census data with authoritative Ordnance Survey maps. 

You can investigate local socio-economic conditions, view, analyse and personalise this data resulting in more critical thinking across the curriculum.  


  • Office of National Statistics and National Records of Scotland 2011 Census Data
  • Free learning resources
  • Historical mapping from the 1890's and 1950's
  • Aerial Imagery for the whole of Great Britain
  • Ability to annotate and personalise your maps
  • Create and add your own data layers to maps 
  • Encourages critical thinking across the curriculum
  • Improves data analysis and data handling
  • Create your own data sets and overlay them on OS maps
  • Allows users to view historical changes in human and physical geography
  • Fantastic for providing secondary data sources for NEA
  • Ideal for exploring Modern Studies themes e.g. ageing populations; ethnicity
DataNation enables users to identify small geographic areas and overlay census data on Individuals, Household and Neighbourhoods.

Learn more about DataNation
Neighbourhood Descriptions and Demographics
Graphic Representation of Census Data
Data from specific regions can quickly and easily be presented in graphical format or simply downloaded to be manually manipulated or investigated.

Special introductory whole school/unlimited use price of £199!

Some Learning Resources have already been created.