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Royal Geographical Society (with IBG): the heart of geography
Teachers' guide to Londonmapper
Investigating the geography of crime
Teaching the Census through GIS

GIS support and resources

Using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in your teaching in now fully embedded into the curriculum across the Key Stages. We can provide you with support, training and resources to get yourself up to speed with the latest software and help you to see the benefits that successfully using a GIS in your lessons can bring to teaching and learning.

Esri UK is offering free subscriptions to ArcGIS for all UK secondary schools and working with the Society to provide local support in using GIS through the Geo-Mentors programme.

Teaching resources

Data skills in Geography
Using GIS to support the teaching of data skills

Teaching the Census through GIS
Funded by an RGS-IBG Innovative Geography Teaching Grant

Investigating the geography of crime
Funded by an RGS-IBG Innovative Geography Teaching Grant

Teachers' guide to Londonmapper
Funded by an RGS-IBG Innovative Geography Teaching Grant

Africa: a continent of contrasts

Africa: a continent of contrasts
Using Google Earth to explore Africa and its future

Risky World

Risky world
Using Google earth to look at hazard risk and impact at a variety of scales

The geography of my stuff The geography of my stuff
Using Google Earth to explore food miles, child labour and online purchasing
Changing climates Changing climates
Using Google earth to discuss the facts about climate change and the predictions for the future

GIS and fieldwork

Local Learning » Geographical skills
Using maps and census data
Fieldwork technology »

Fieldwork technology
Free GIS and maps, Google Earth, ESRI ArcGIS, Infomapper, geocaching, geotagging, soundscapes

Training and CPD

GIS courses Training and CPD events
GIS training events and support
Online CPD » Online CPD
CPD modules to work through in your own time
GIS careers

Careers information
Find out more about careers using GIS

GIS day GIS Day
The Society runs an annual GIS Day event with Esri UK

Useful websites and software

ArcGIS online Esri ArcGIS Online
Open a free schools account to use this software
Find out more about Esri Schools Programme
Esri UK Esri UK schools pages
Lesson ideas, resources, story maps, maps, data and more
Esri UK

Esri Geomentors
Geo-Mentors are expert GIS users who volunteer to support a local teacher’s use of GIS

Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey Digimap for Schools
Online service providing Ordnance Survey maps
Mapzone

Ordnance Survey Mapzone
Fun and interactive area for students, including GIS resources

QGIS QGIS
A free and open source GIS

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