Digimap is a collection of maps and map data for Great Britain. Both data download and map creation are possible within the Digimap service.
There are a number of collections available, and at UEA we have access to:
- Ordnance Survey® Collection – modern maps and mapping data including postcodes, places and boundaries
- Historic Digimap - historic OS maps from Landmark
- Environment Digimap - Land Cover Maps from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)
- Aerial Digimap - Current 25cm colour aerial imagery for UK
We do not presently have access to Marine or Geology Digimap, which come at a significant extra cost.
To access Digimap, log in at http://digimap.edina.ac.uk (i.e. using your UEA username and password). You will be asked to register the first time you use the service, and to renew your registration annually. See http://digimap.edina.ac.uk/webhelp/digimapsupport/access/registration.htm for full details. In particular, make sure you input your email address correctly as a verification email will be sent to complete your registration.
If you have problems, you can get immediate help from the Digimap Resource Centre: http://digimap.edina.ac.uk/webhelp/resources/index.html If you are accessing Digimap as part of a module, your lecturer will be able to give you further guidance if needed. If you are accessing it independently then you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance, but please note that this is not a helpdesk service and an immediate response may not be possible.
All data from Digimap is used under a licence, which you agree to at registration. There are conditions on how you may use the data and how you should attribute it. Please see http://digimap.edina.ac.uk/webhelp/digimapsupport/access/licence_agreements.htm and http://digimap.edina.ac.uk/webhelp/os/copyright/licence_faqs.htm for more details.
Downloaded data will generally need to be used within a geographic information system (GIS), although map images (modern and historic OS maps) are an exception and can be used like any other images. See ArcGIS at UEA for information about this Service
PDF and image (PNG, JPEG) maps can be created within Digimap using the Roam tool, and used immediately in presentations and documents without the need for a GIS.