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


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

Ordnance Surveys’ GIS Zone

Geographical Association GIS help

Royal Geographical Society GIS help for teachers

Geo news, data and services discovery


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


GB Boundary Data

Natural Earth (worldwide datasets)

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