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RESOURCES

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

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30 - 50 mins

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20 - 30 mins

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Visualizing a Glacier | Exploring with GIS

Visualizing a Glacier | Exploring with GIS

From the Education Resource Library! Travel along with Alex Tait, The Geographer at National Geographic, and a team of mappers on an expedition to Mount Everest. They scan using LiDAR and perform detailed photogrammetry of the entire Khumbu glacier from the South Col all the way down to the toe of the glacier and all of Everest Base Camp—at the highest resolution ever collected at Mount Everest. The maps produced from the data will help scientists better understand the dynamics of the ice and snow on the mountain and how the warming climate is impacting the region. Here are some activities for your students: K-5: Draw a picture or photo strip of something you learned. Grades 5-8: Write a short “news article” about what you learned. High School: Produce a short video that explains something you learned today. Share your students activities by @NatGeoEducation and using #ExplorerClassroom on Twitter. Our team will share your student work with the Explorer. We invite you to explore collections of activities that have been developed for educators, parents, and caregivers to implement with K-12 learners. https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/classroom-resources/learn-at-home/ WHAT IS THE RESOURCE LIBRARY The National Geographic Resource Library provides online materials that take students on thought-provoking journeys, engaging them with entertaining stories and rich photography. The Resource Library features nonfiction articles, videos, photographs, maps, and infographics that investigate the science, geography, and history behind the important phenomena, discoveries, and ideas of our time. Learn more: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/resource-library/ WHO WE ARE The National Geographic Society is an impact-driven global nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. Since 1888, the National Geographic Society uses the power of science, exploration, education, and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world. To learn more about the Society and its programs, visit www.nationalgeographic.org. WHERE TO FIND US On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NatGeoEdOrg?sub_confirmation=1 On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/natgeoeducation/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/natgeoeducation Our Newsletter: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/newsletter/
Conservation Through Coordination | Exploring with GIS

Conservation Through Coordination | Exploring with GIS

From the Education Resource Library! Primatologist and conservation hero, Jane Goodall, took her work from observation and research to conservation and activism when she saw the effects of deforestation first hand. Through app based data collection, mapping, and collaboration with the Jane Goodall Institute, local forest monitors are able to generate maps to monitor and protect their forests for generations to come.   Here are some activities for your students: K-5: Draw a picture or photo strip of something you learned. Grades 5-8: Write a short “news article” about what you learned. High School: Produce a short video that explains something you learned today. Share your students activities by @NatGeoEducation and using #ExplorerClassroom on Twitter. Our team will share your student work with the Explorer. We invite you to explore collections of activities that have been developed for educators, parents, and caregivers to implement with K-12 learners. https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/classroom-resources/learn-at-home/ WHAT IS THE RESOURCE LIBRARY The National Geographic Resource Library provides online materials that take students on thought-provoking journeys, engaging them with entertaining stories and rich photography. The Resource Library features nonfiction articles, videos, photographs, maps, and infographics that investigate the science, geography, and history behind the important phenomena, discoveries, and ideas of our time. Learn more: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/resource-library/ WHO WE ARE The National Geographic Society is an impact-driven global nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. Since 1888, the National Geographic Society uses the power of science, exploration, education, and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world. To learn more about the Society and its programs, visit www.nationalgeographic.org. WHERE TO FIND US On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NatGeoEdOrg?sub_confirmation=1 On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/natgeoeducation/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/natgeoeducation Our Newsletter: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/newsletter/
A StoryMap of the Silk Road | Exploring with GIS

A StoryMap of the Silk Road | Exploring with GIS

From the Education Resource Library! Join journalist and National Geographic Fellow, Paul Salopek, as he follows in our ancestor’s footsteps—literally! Paul’s 10-year trek on foot follows the path of human migration and aims to tell local stories about our changing world. Story maps from Paul's photos, videos, and writing dispatches help share these stories with the world, like his modern take on the ancient Silk Road. This "road" was a network for goods, people, information, and culture to travel between distant parts of Asia. Paul's journey takes him along part of this influential route and shows him how important the area still is for many of the same reasons. Telling stories like these through maps brings us from a global level to the local level and can inspire us all to be more global citizens. Here are some activities for your students: K-5: Draw a picture or photo strip of something you learned. Grades 5-8: Write a short “news article” about what you learned. High School: Produce a short video that explains something you learned today. Share your students activities by @NatGeoEducation and using #ExplorerClassroom on Twitter. Our team will share your student work with the Explorer. We invite you to explore collections of activities that have been developed for educators, parents, and caregivers to implement with K-12 learners. https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/classroom-resources/learn-at-home/ WHAT IS THE RESOURCE LIBRARY The National Geographic Resource Library provides online materials that take students on thought-provoking journeys, engaging them with entertaining stories and rich photography. The Resource Library features nonfiction articles, videos, photographs, maps, and infographics that investigate the science, geography, and history behind the important phenomena, discoveries, and ideas of our time. Learn more: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/resource-library/ WHO WE ARE The National Geographic Society is an impact-driven global nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. Since 1888, the National Geographic Society uses the power of science, exploration, education, and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world. To learn more about the Society and its programs, visit www.nationalgeographic.org. WHERE TO FIND US On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NatGeoEdOrg?sub_confirmation=1 On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/natgeoeducation/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/natgeoeducation Our Newsletter: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/newsletter/
Tracking Black Bears | Exploring with GIS

Tracking Black Bears | Exploring with GIS

From the Education Resource Library! Wildlife ecologist Rae Wynn-Grant proves you can be a self-identifying "city girl" while also pursuing passions in the forest. GPS-tracking, modeling natural habitats, and forecasting migratory patterns are all essential for her mission: studying black bears and their behavior around human areas. Rae exercises GIS tools in South Lake Tahoe where locals—humans and bears alike—are learning how to coexist. Here are some activities for your students: K-5: Draw a picture or photo strip of something you learned. Grades 5-8: Write a short “news article” about what you learned. High School: Produce a short video that explains something you learned today. Share your students activities by @NatGeoEducation and using #ExplorerClassroom on Twitter. Our team will share your student work with the Explorer. We invite you to explore collections of activities that have been developed for educators, parents, and caregivers to implement with K-12 learners. https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/classroom-resources/learn-at-home/ WHAT IS THE RESOURCE LIBRARY The National Geographic Resource Library provides online materials that take students on thought-provoking journeys, engaging them with entertaining stories and rich photography. The Resource Library features nonfiction articles, videos, photographs, maps, and infographics that investigate the science, geography, and history behind the important phenomena, discoveries, and ideas of our time. Learn more: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/resource-library/ WHO WE ARE The National Geographic Society is an impact-driven global nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. Since 1888, the National Geographic Society uses the power of science, exploration, education, and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world. To learn more about the Society and its programs, visit www.nationalgeographic.org. WHERE TO FIND US On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NatGeoEdOrg?sub_confirmation=1 On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/natgeoeducation/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/natgeoeducation Our Newsletter: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/newsletter/

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.

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

GNSS

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

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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

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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.

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Southampton - 1:5 000

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

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