Week 3: The numbers Your guide to Digimap for Schools

Welcome to week 3. In 10 minutes, you'll learn how to:

  • find a grid reference and display grid lines.
  • measure distances and areas, and add measurement labels.
  • sound good? Just move down the page to get started.

Ordnance Survey National Grid

information tool and grid line icons
  • Our Information tool can find a grid reference for any point on your map.
  • Select the Grid Lines icon to display National Grid lines on your map.


measurement tools
  • measure distance or area with the Measurement Tools.
  • add measurement labels using the option within Annotation tools

Try it out!

Suggested learning resources:

Useful links:

Free webinars: http://digimapforschools.blogs.edina.ac.uk/webinars/

Learning resources for all stages: https://dfsresources.edina.ac.uk/

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