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'X' Marks the Spot

Captain Alice tells of her adventures and explorations of the world - 

Let's spot symbols and then she will share her treasure with the best map-maker in the crew! 

'Cartography for STEM and Art'

Connecting the subjects learned at school with real life jobs, processes and living examples of how maps are embedded into every subject but especially Science, Technology, Engineering Art and Maths


Let your creativity flow - individually creating a group masterpiece for your school wall!

How colour, objects, animals and the world all interact in an Art project..something for the children to be proud to walk past!

Cartography IS for STEAM 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!

cARTography in Schools

Check out the amazing work of 22 Bedford Primary aged children, creating cARTography for their School. Combining Geography of the UK and Art - they have created a piece of Art for all to enjoy!

Enjoy the video of its production 

Colourful Cambridge cARTography #ARTCONNECTS

A Cambridge Primary School was given an A2 Black and White Map of Cambridge and asked to cut it up and decorate are the results!

Enjoy the video - if you'd like this for your school - please contact Captain Alice!


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