There are monthly competitions in which students can test their mapping knowledge and win a prize; and the Did You Know? section offers record-breaking facts and trivia related to maps and mapping. However, perhaps the most useful section of MapZone is the Homework Help.
Students navigate an interactive teenage bedroom to investigate tutorials that use a combination of text, graphics, sound and animation to explore maps and mapping in key geographical themes such as glaciation and urban development.
MapZone offers a wealth of information and resources and is a highly absorbing website, adding fun and stimulation to mapping activities.
Gavin Richards is a freelance authortrainer, and part-time teacher of geography and ICT at Court Fields Community School, Wellington, Somerset