Developing at Scale: Digimap for Schools
Having successfully run an online mapping service for the Higher Education sector, we were asked to create another for a quite different audience….and in just a matter of months. Thus in 2010, Digimap for Schools was devised and released in quick succession.
The challenge was to maintain the robustness and key features of a popular user interface, yet make it appealing to a younger, less advanced user group. By enlisting the help of key stakeholders and partners in the process, we achieved the aim and were duly commended with a Geographical Association Publishers' Gold Award (2011) recognising our achievement in creating a successful resource extending across year groups in primary and secondary education.
In February 2016 Digimap for Schools celebrated its 1000th secondary school subscriber and continues to see growing subscriptions by schools across the UK.