Digimap For Schools Adds Fresh Features For The New School Year

digIf you haven’t engaged yet with ‘Digimap For Schools’ – you should really give it a try. It is a tremendously versatile tool that is affordable for all geography departments. For me, it is an essential support resource for so many aspects of classroom practice.

http://digimapforschools.edina.ac.uk/

Over the summer, Digimap added a new feature called aerial imagery to its mapping software. This helps to give  real context to the OS and Historical mapping already available in the service.  Users are also now able to overlay this imagery with the mapping already available in the service.

Before:

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After:

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 There is also a new tool called the ‘Information Tool’ (previously known as the ‘Grid Reference Tool’) that gives an exact date the imagery was captured. In addition, a map key is provided which simply gives the year the imagery was captured.

You can check out a You Tube video that explains how the tool works – or better still, log on and have a go yourself!

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About devongeography

Head of Geography and Assistant Vice Principal at South Molton Community College, North Devon. Exeter Chiefs supporter!
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