Welcome to MaplandBritain- The Nation’s Largest Maps

Who is Mapland?
 
Mapland is an organisation which promotes the use and hire of the worlds largest floor maps within schools and other educational settings. The company centres around two distinct products: 
 
1. Mapland England & Wales 2. Mapland Scotland
 
Mapland England & Wales is a massive floor map with full topographical detail. With a total size of 13m x 11m (44ft x 36ft), it is the nation’s largest map of England and Wales. You can wander around the coastline, stand on the highest peaks, discover the islands and even walk up the M1!

Mapland Scotland is a giant jigsaw map made of 180 lightweight plastic jigsaw pieces and has a total size of 10.8 m by 7.6 m, plus 2.5 m by 1.6 m for Shetland.

 What are the benefits?

Mapland creates an incredible learning environment – a massive topographical floor map of England and Wales that is completely walkover. Mapland is a unique all school resource that appeals to all ages of primary and secondary school pupils. It is a highly memorable experience that brings Geography alive right in your school. It is also an excellent teaching resource for other subject areas such as History, Mathematics and English.

All on one giant floor map of England and Wales, pupils can:

  • See their village, town or city in relation to the rest of England and Wales.
  • Understand North, East, South and West, and grid references.
  • Understand scale, distance and overhead perspective.
  • Learn about English and Welsh geography and visualise land use – forestry, farming and mountain areas.
  • Appreciate the impact of urban areas and transport networks.
  • Find and discover the far corners of England and Wales.
  • Follow roads, railways, rivers and valleys.
  • Walk the coastline, stand on the highest peaks and even walk up the M1!

On Mapland Scotland pupils can:

  • See their village, town or city in relation to the rest of Scotland.
  • Understand North, East, South and West and grid references.
  • Understand scale, distance and overhead perspective.
  • Learn about Scottish Geography and visualise land use such as forestry, farming and mountainous areas.
  • Appreciate the impact of built up areas and transport networks.
  • Find and discover the Scottish islands.
  • Follow roads, railways, rivers and glens.
  • Walk the coastline of Scotland.
  • Find Gaelic and Old Scots place names.
  • Learn about Scottish history.

“This is a genuinely innovative use of Ordnance Survey mapping data that brings together not just geography but maths, science, language and history. The different ways that children can interact with the map make it fun, entertaining and educational.” – Paula Langford-Smith, Marketing Manager, Ordnance Survey

 “It was super to see the children being so active in their learning & actually being able to ‘walk over Britain’. It has huge potential to provide cross curricular activities.” – Caroline Boyle, Head Teacher, Kilchrenan Primary School