GIS

Here is a list of some Useful Links for finding out information about GIS, Ordnance Survey data and other data sources.

Mapstream

http://mapstream.edina.ac.uk/

Digimap for Schools MapStream provides access to a single stack of up-to-date Ordnance Survey digital mapping for the whole of Great Britain including OS MasterMap® the most detailed mapping available and digital versions of renowned paper maps such as the 1:50 000 scale OS Landranger map and the 1:25 000 scale OS Explorer map.

Ordnance Survey schools information
http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/education-and-research/schools.html

Ordnance Surveys’ GIS Zone
http://mapzone.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/giszone.html

Geographical Association GIS help
http://www.geography.org.uk/resources/gisstartshere/

Royal Geographical Society GIS help for teachers
http://www.gis.rgs.org/whatisgis.html

Geo news, data and services discovery
http://www.gogeo.ac.uk

 

Data Sources

The power of GIS is in being able to combine data from various sources to investigate and learn about a location.  There is a wealth of GIS suitable data available for free online.

Ordnance Survey Open Data
http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/products/os-opendata.html

ShareGeo
http://sharegeo.ac.uk/

GB Boundary Data
http://openboundaries.edina.ac.uk

Natural Earth (worldwide datasets)
http://www.naturalearthdata.com/

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