Skip to content

Update Me: Ordnance Survey teaching resources

Royal Geographical Society with IBG

Event icon

Lack of attention to pedagogy, skills and current changes in geographical education can have a huge impact on the quality of geography teaching. Through 'Update Me' sessions, we will provide insight into the latest geographical thinking, link directly to governmental initiatives and changes and focus on raising the skills and knowledge base of geography teachers at every stage in their career.

  • From: Wednesday 5 February 2014, 4 pm
  • To: Wednesday 5 February 2014, 6 pm
  • Location: Brackenhurst campus, Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0QF
  • Download this event to your calendar

Past event

Event details

This Ordnance Survey teaching resources 'Update Me' session will:

  • give you hands on use of the pupil facing Digimap for Schools web map service
  • explain the principles of OS OpenData™ and show what maps can be downloaded for free
  • show you how to put maps on your own school website using OS OpenSpace® Web-map builder tool
  • take you on a tour of schools' specific free resources.

About the sessionThis course is aimed at teachers at all Key Stages who are interested in developing spatial awareness skills primarily linked to the Geography curriculum. Ordnance Survey now provides a range of digital map data at no cost for use in schools. We will show you what is available for instant use and which data is suitable for using with your own GIS software. Digimap for Schools is a whole school web resource which provides a range of Ordnance Survey digital map data to view, print and saves as print files. At each zoom level annotations in the form of text, polygons and lines can be added and saved. Also grid references can be displayed, distances measured and areas calculated. Through the use of OS OpenSpace and the associated web-map-builder tool we will show you how easy it is to customise and place an Ordnance Survey map on your website for free. We will give you an opportunity to use the service at this event. How often have you used the Ordnance Survey website or MapZone®, the dedicated website for 7 – 16 year olds? On each site there is a range of resources you can use for free. We will show you what is available.

About the speakersDarren Bailey is an Assistant Education Manager in Ordnance Survey's education team. He has many years of experience of engaging with trainee and experienced teachers about the use of digital map data and GIS in the classroom.

Booking information

Please note: this course is for teachers only

This is a FREE event funded by Nottingham Trent University. If you have any queries, please email Janet Northover.

To book a place on this event please download the booking form and return either via email to Claire Wheeler or to the following address:

Claire Wheeler, Education Dept, RGS-IBG, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR.
T: +44 (0) 20 7591 3053 F: +44 (0) 20 7591 3001

Location details


Brackenhurst campus


Nottingham Trent University
Brackenhurst Campus
NG25 0QF

Past event

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418