Cartography IS for STE(A)M subjects!

S - Science in Cartography

Cartography is the Art and Science of making Maps! The Science part can be how all the elements are put together but also the subject of the map. 

Image shows the William Smith Map of the Geological Horizons of the UK in 1815.

T - Technology in Cartography

How does a Cartographer make a map today? Pencils, colouring pencils, pens, paint, Digitally? yes but also in 3D models - to show off the topography (or land height) or Bathymetry (sea floor depth). 

This Model was created by EOS-GIS for the British Cartographic Society 'Restless Earth Workshops'. 

E - Engineering in Cartography

How can we map Changing features of the land and sea? Since the 1950s, we have taken images of the world from planes, but today we can get higher into space and see alot more of the land and sea!

Pictured the International Space Station.

A - Art in Cartography

Cartography is the Art and Science of Map-Making! Art is crucial to Map design - colours, shapes and how its made - by colouring in and painting by hand or by digital printing. 

Picture is Animals of the Wold by Jane Tomlinson for Mini Map-Makers 2017

M - Maths in Cartography

The World is round and the paper is do you get a round shape onto a flat surface? MATHS!!!! Equations, ratios, charts: pie and bar, distance and direction are all elements used or put into or on maps for ease of reading!

" The Cartophiles" for Primary and Secondary Schools


A 'Cartophile' is a noun and means "one who greatly admires and enjoys maps".

As seen on Stand 20 at the 125th celebrations of the Geographic Association in Sheffield, UK.

Mini Map-Makers are in the last throws of production of the resources and  look forward to announcing Pre-Orders availablity at the end of the week.

The idea of Cartophiles is to get each school understanding more about Maps through practical lessons - which encompass lots of different subject and join them together..making the world come into the classroom and getting the pupils familiar with real world objects and places. 

STEM and Art are the main focus and this product would be classed as a "STEM" and Art resource and can be hosted by Geography, DT, ICT, Science and Art. 

Lesson plans for 25 STEAM lessons are included. Art and Mapping Mindfulness classes are included. Posters and Symbols Discs are included. OS Maps are dontated  to each school, kindly by Dennis Maps and the OS.