What is Digimap?
Digimap is a collection of EDINA services that deliver maps and geospatial data from a number of national data providers, including Ordnance Survey and the British Geological Survey. Data is available either to download to use with appropriate application software such as GIS or CAD, or as maps generated by Digimap online.
Lancaster University provides a wide range of software to help you use and present Digimap data, including ArcGIS.
Colour printers and printers which can handle large formats are available on campus - for up-to-date information see Lancaster Answers.
The five map collections within Digimap available to members of Lancaster University are:
Ordnance Survey Collection (current map data)
Digimap Ordnance Survey collection contains maps at scales ranging from 1:1,250 up to 1:750,000 available for making maps online or for download. There are scanned raster maps which are digital versions of Ordnance Survey's paper maps as well as vector maps at a range of scales including OS MasterMap® the most detailed large scale mapping.
The service includes many other products from Ordnance Survey including postcodes, administrative boundaries, a gazetteer of place names and digital terrain models.
Offers a range of onshore and offshore British Geological Survey mapping data products. It contains map data at scales ranging from 1:625,000 to 1:50,000 available for making maps online or for download.
Standard tasks that Geology Digimap allows you to perform are:
Video tutorial: View OS maps with Digimap Roam
Offers a range of historical Ordnance Survey mapping data products from 1843 to 1996. These include
Video tutorial: Using Historic Digimap to download georeferenced historic maps
Offers a range of Land Cover Map data products.
These digital raster datasets, derived from satellite data collected by the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper, provide classification of land cover types at a 25m resolution for the years of 1990, 2000 and 2007. Classifications include sea and inland waters, bare, suburban and urban areas, arable farmland, pastures and meadows, rough grass, grass heaths and moors, bracken, dwarf shrub heaths and moorland, scrub, deciduous and evergreen woodland and upland and lowland bogs.
Environment Digimap: recorded webinar
Geology Digimap: recorded webinar
Marine Digimap is part of the Digimap Collection of on-line mapping and data delivery facilities. Users will be able to view maps through their web browser, save them for printing and download the marine and coastal data for use in geographical information systems.
Marine Digimap provides the following:
Video tutorial: Marine Digimap downloads
Ordnance Survey maps and data within Digimap are protected by Crown Copyright. They may be used by authorised users for educational purposes and limited administrative/external use, including teaching resources, assignments, theses, conference papers, academic and journal articles and location maps or directions for an educational establishment. The following acknowledgement should be used: © Crown Copyright and Database Right [insert current year]. Ordnance Survey (Digimap Licence)
British Geological Survey maps and data within Digimap are protected by copyright owned by the Natural Environment Research Council. They may be used for education purposes including teaching resources, assignments, theses, conference papers, academic and journal articles. The following acknowledgement should be used: Geological Map Data BGS © NERC [insert current year].