A selection of useful links to support the teaching of data skills in geography
An excellent list of data sources can be found here.
CHESS Dataset Explorer - CEH (NERC)
CIA World Factbook
Data Skills Presentation - Benjamin Newbury (TES Resources - Free)
Defra Rainfall API
ESRC - Explaining the facts
EU INSPIRE Directive
Flood Map (EA)
Gapminder for Teachers - Bob Lang
GLA London Datastore
Government Statistical Service - effective tables and charts in official statistics
Met Office DataPoint
National Climate Information Centre
National River Flow Archive
Ordnance Survey Open Data
Our World in Data
Population Reference Bureau
Small area data: looking towards a 2021 census (RGS-IBG booklet)
Telegraph - Africa in 100 Years
UK Government Open Data
UK Lakes Portal - CEH (NERC)
Understanding Numbers - free online course (Future Learn)
Urban Observatory App
Using Crime Data
World Bank Data
World Health Organization
'Know your geography: quantitative skills aren’t just about maths' by Dr Rita Gardner, from Times Higher Education
'It's not only maths students who need a solid grasp of statistics' by Prof Paul Glaister, University of Reading, from Times Higher Education
Sounds of the City, by Chris Fitch, from Geographical
The writers of 'Geospatial Analysis - A comprehensive guide' have kindly offered to provide a free PDF copy to teachers. Please follow this link for further details (see item two on the list).
Teaching Geography in a Digital World, by Paul Turner (free download from the iTunes store)
OCR GCSE (9-1) Geographical Skills - Maps to be studied
OCR GCSE (9-1) Geographical Skills - Graphs and charts
Edexcel Geography Fieldwork Guide
Field Studies Council Fieldwork resources
Below (and also in the downloads box) are a selection of presentations from events that have taken place as part of the Data Skills in Geography project
Google / QGIS Presentation by Paul Turner, Head of Geography, Bedales School
'Mobile Apps for Fieldwork' by Dr James Millington (King's College London)
'Fieldwork Apps - FieldTrip GB' by Dr James Millington (King's College London)
‘Working with GPS Tracks and Points’ by Dr Jon Reades (King's College London)
Exploring Data Skills - Rachel Oldroyd (University of Leeds)
Dr Faith Taylor, King’s College London, Apps and Open Data for Geography
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