Category Archives: Students

New Interactive Relief Map Tool

I stumbled across an interesting map tool today, via the excellent Simon Kuestenmacher – who tweets regularly about all things maps as @simongerman600. It is a free interactive online tool that allows you to create a relief map view from … Continue reading

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New Interactive Iceland Resources

The travel company ‘Discover the World’ have just launched an excellent resource for geography teachers and students with an interest in Iceland. ‘Experience Iceland’ is an interactive GIS map featuring 40 videos of various locations across the country. It is … Continue reading

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Ten New Mega Cities By 2030 – Some New Data for the Classroom

According to the World Economic Forum, ten world cities are predicted to achieve mega-city status by the year 2030. Mega-cities are urban areas with over 10 million inhabitants, and there are currently 31 of them across the world. The continued … Continue reading

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New National Parks Poster for the Classroom

The Ordnance Survey has recently produced a stunning poster to celebrate 70 years of Great Britain’s National Parks: The poster shows the varied landscapes of our 15 National Parks which are ordered by the year they were created, from the … Continue reading

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Images of Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution – particularly in the oceans – has become a major issue of modern times. I recently discovered an excellent web site that contains a series of thought provoking images that could be used to raise awareness of plastic … Continue reading

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‘What Three Words’ in the News

I came across an interesting article in my newspaper recently about ‘What 3 Words’, a location referencing system I first wrote about back in December, 2016 – https://devongeography.wordpress.com/?s=What3words ‘What 3 Words’ allows you to locate specific points on a map. … Continue reading

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New Sea Wall For Dawlish Railway Line

At the start of this week, Network Rail submitted plans to Teignbridge District Council for improved sea wall defences at Dawlish. This is part of the South West Rail Resilience Programme, designed as a long term solution to storm damage … Continue reading

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