DigiMap Now With Photos

The excellent Digimap For Schools service has now been updated to include photographs.

Over 5 million photographs from across Britain are now available on Digimap courtesy of Geograph. This crowd-sourced project (http://www.geograph.org.uk) set out in 2005 to capture a photograph for each and every 1 km grid square in the country, and each week, more and more photographs are being uploaded.

Teachers and students can now access this photograph library via the Digimap programme, and can easily find images of features they are interested in and see them located on the maps.

The photographs are available via the menu bar by clicking on the UK map (fifth from the left):

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You can then search by geographical feature (eg drumlins) to see if there are any photographs of these in the map area you have defined. I started by reducing the map scale to cover the whole of the UK before performing my search – and discovered over 260 images of drumlins I could check out!

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Here is my search for glacial erratics:

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The help section of Digimap provides more information about how to use this new feature, and it includes this excellent short video:


If you have not yet made use of this superb mapping software, get your school signed up at:






About devongeography

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