Use our free resources to understand how geospatial data can be used across different topics and scenarios. 

All our resources are suitable to be used in KS4 and KS5 classrooms. 

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Tectonic Hazards GIS Activity

Tectonic Hazards

This activity focuses on how to visualise global patterns of earthquakes, exploring magnitude and depth of individual events and accessing live update earthquake data


30 - 45 mins

Glaciers GIS Activity


This activity explores Arctic and Antarctic sea ice melt as well as global glacier retreat as a result of temperature anomalies and the associated impacts on wildlife 


30 - 45 mins

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Pitch Perfect

This activity uses simple mathematics to determine how level your pitch is whilst getting outside and hands on with levelling equipment

If you require levelling equipment, please book our Pitch Perfect workshop


30 - 50 mins

USA Wildfires GIS Activity

USA Wildfires

This activity focuses on the spread of the 2020 wildfires along the West Coast of the USA, including the conditions preceding the event, methods of preventing the spread and the impacts on the environment


30 - 45 mins

UK Census Data GIS Activity

UK Census Data

This activity will allow students to explore the 2011 census data using GIS and understand how the census is so important for influencing decision making

30 - 45 mins

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Survey123 for Students

This exercise will guide you through how to collect data using the Survey123 app while examining the geographic relationship between public transport and the retail/service industry


40 - 60 mins

UK Coasts GIS Activity

UK Coasts

This activity focuses on how the East coast of England has eroded dramatically over time and at different locations, and how coastal land use is managed


30 - 45 mins

Crime and Punishment GIS Activity

Crime and Punishment

This activity explores how census data can be used to predict where crime will occur while examining how real crime data helps to inform police strategies and operations 


45 - 55 mins

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Surveying Without Sight

This activity will simulate how hydrographic surveyors use distance measurements to map underwater topography without being able to see it

Want to know more about hydrographic surveying? Book our Sea, Sounds and Surveying workshop


20 - 30 mins

Learn more about Geospatial

Geospatial Podcasts

We have created a playlist with all our favourite geospatial podcasts so you can listen on the go! 

Browse below or follow on Spotify.


GIS for Science: Technology Showcases 2019 - 2021

Download Esri's free e-book, GIS for Science: Technology Showcases, for more than 80 pages of inspiring maps that provide a framework for scientific understanding for climate change, global health, loss of biodiversity and much more.

Free Posters

What is Geospatial Engineering

What is Geospatial Engineering?

Geospatial Engineering includes surveying, mapping and GIS. It allows us to measure, map and monitor the earth. 

Airborne LiDAR

Airborne LiDAR

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a type of laser scanning which is used to rapidly scan the terrain usually from an aircraft. It is also known as Airborne laser scanning (ALS).

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GIS is Everywhere

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Map Everything

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We are GIS

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The Role of Geospatial Engineeering in Climate Change

Geospatial Engineering in Climate Change

Geospatial engineering techniques, such as Earth observation data and high-resolution satellite imagery are vital for monitoring, analysing and effectively planning to mitigate the effects of climate change



GNSS stands for Global Navigation Satellite System and is the collective term for satellite-based navigation systems which allow users to determine the position of a receiver anywhere in the world.

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Geography is Power

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A New Hope

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Mapping the Future, Today

Produced by Esri for GIS Day

Find out more about Hydrographic Surveying

  Hydrographic Surveying

Hydrographic surveying is a specialised role which requires knowledge of the marine environment, global positioning systems and underwater acoustics.

Laser Scanning

Laser Scanning

Terrestrial laser scanning is a popular surveying method that can accurately
measure angles and distances to a point on a surface, such as the ground,
buildings and monuments.

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Explore the Unseen

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Be the Force

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Understand Earth

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Map the World

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Discovering the World Through GIS

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Celebrate the GIS Changemakers

Produced by Esri for GIS Day

Geoscience for the Future

Geoscience for the Future

Geoscientists will be crucial in meeting society's future challenges. Find out how!

Produced by The Geological Society.


Southampton - 1:5 000

This is the area directly around our Head Office in highly detailed 1:5 000 scale.

More colouring maps available if you sign up to the Ordnance Survey's monthly newsletter.


London - 1:10 000 scale

At 1: 10 000 scale, you'll need a steady hand to stay within the lines.

More colouring maps available if you sign up to the Ordnance Survey's monthly newsletter.

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Milton Keynes - 1:10 000

It's an interesting visual mix for the Milton Keynes map. 

More colouring maps available if you sign up to the Ordnance Survey's monthly newsletter.