Complete a quest across land and sea to Map It!. Use coordinates to play a giant game of Battleship, navigate using the stars, and use sonar to scan your friends. Can you navigate through shipwrecks, pilot a simulated underwater vehicle, or escape a virtual building?
Explore a broad range of topographical areas, land and seascapes to develop the skills to draw your own map and uncover layers of information.
- Timeline: Explore innovations in navigation technology through history
- Battleships: Challenge a friend to a giant game of battleships using coordinates
- Compass: Explore how magnetic fields affect a compass
- Earth data: Investigate global data sets such as ocean currents or wind patterns.
- Shipwrecks: Guide a friend through the shipwrecks, avoiding the obstacles
- Celestial navigation: Use the stars and your own body to navigate
- Data vis: Explore layers of maps such as public transport
- Ocean mapping: Use a virtual underwater autonomous vehicle to map the ocean
- Sonar scan: Use a scanner to map yourself and your surroundings
- AR sandbox: Play in a sandbox and see projected contours
- Town map: View images of a town from different perspectives and try to recreate the town
- Building walkthrough: Can you memorize a map to find your way through a building?
- Stackable contours: Stack up foam shapes to make a contour map
- Contours: Match the hill profile to the contour map
- Bearings: Follow a series of bearings to find a location
- Real size: Move countries around on screen to compare their true size
- Map projection: Assemble a 3D globe or 2D projection on a magnetic wall and icosahedron
- Pantograph: Draw scale drawings of real life objects
- Telescope: View a virtual night sky through a telescope
- Satellite stitching: Match the strips of satellite images to form the whole picture
- GPS: Match up numbers to locate places on Earth
- Map checker: See your map come to life on screen
- The human need to understand and explore our world drives developments in science and technology
- Maths provides the framework to map our surroundings
- Maps are layers of data that help us to visualize the world and how it works
- There are many useful and inspiring careers using mapping, navigation and data visualization
- Engineering, Geology
- Astronomy and Space Science
4,300–6,500 sq ft
400–600 sq m
Exhibition is currently being built and subject to change.