Digimap for Schools: Mapping the Nation

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Presented by Anne Robertson at the "Mapping the Nation: Representations of Scotland 1200 - 2000", National Museum of Scotland, Saturday 26 April 2014

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Digimap for Schools: Mapping the Nation

  1. 1. Mapping the Nation: representations of Scotland 1200-2000 26th April 2014 Anne Robertson EDINA, University of Edinburgh
  2. 2. Outline • Background - EDINA & Digimap • Service description • Service functions and features • Subscription info • Historical features on contemporary mapping • Making maps • Historical mapping
  3. 3. EDINA @ the University of Edinburgh
  4. 4. Digimap for the HFE sector
  5. 5. Digimap for Schools mapping • Online mapping service designed for schools • Offers the ability to customise and print maps anywhere in GB • Contemporary mapping at 12 zoom levels based upon 8 Ordnance Survey map products including OS MasterMap® • Historic mapping Ordnance Survey 1 inch mapping published 1895-1899
  6. 6. Digimap for Schools customising maps • Pupils can annotate maps by – Adding their own text labels – Defining lines and areas of interest and adding their distance/area measurements – Adding photos – Creating buffers around points/lines • Annotations can be saved and retrieved • Create print A3 & A4 print files • Create image files for use in ppt/docs
  7. 7. Digimap for Schools set up • Online service, no software installation or data management • Browser based – PC, laptop, iPad, Smartboard • One login per school – limitless number of users per school • Can be used out of school (e.g. at home or outdoor learning centre) • Free resources blog and twitter feed
  8. 8. Digimap for Schools subscription • Whole of school resource - History, Biology, PE, Maths • Annual subscription charge – £69 Primary – £86.25 Secondary < 604 – £120.75 Secondary < 1659 – £143.75 Secondary 1660+ • Easy online registration process with immediate access
  9. 9. Digimap for Schools Using Digimap for Schools to bring history to life …….
  10. 10. Castles
  11. 11. Castles
  12. 12. Romans
  13. 13. Battle of Bannockburn
  14. 14. Folkore
  15. 15. Map making (but first quick quiz) • 6th century - settled by an early Christian hermit • In the early 15th century King James I imprisoned his political enemies here • By the 16th century location of one of Scotland’s most important castles • Mary Queen of Scots had a garrison of 100 men stationed here in early 16th century (incl French troops) • In 1546 the Lauder family rebuilt the small chapel above the castle • After the Battle of Killiecrankie, it was the only Jacobite stronghold, until in 1690, 2 years after the battle, they were starved into submission • Features in Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1893 sequel to Kidnapped • In 2010 during his visit here David Attenborough ‘one of the wildlife wonders of the world’
  16. 16. Answer ……. Bass Rock
  17. 17. Map making
  18. 18. Historical maps
  19. 19. 1890s slidebar
  20. 20. 1890s map
  21. 21. 1890s peak of railway before Beeching
  22. 22. Replaced with roads and cycle network
  23. 23. Thanks 120 secondary schools in Scotland Today - come and have a play Thanks Anne Robertson a.m.robertson@ed.ac.uk

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