We have free access to Environment DigiMap for a year. When you go into DigiMap you will find that Environment is now an active option on the menu along with Ordnance Survey. However, you will need to register for the Environment service even if you have already registered for the Ordnance Survey so expect to be taken to a registration form the first time you try to use it. It can take up to 2 days for your registration to become active.
Environment DigiMap contains land use datasets from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology for the years 1990, 2000 and 2007. Land is classified into types such as 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.
The information in these datasets has been used for various purposes such as considering the environmental impact of new development, planning telecommunication lines and detecting changing land cover. The help pages in the database give more information about the data.continue reading
MasterMap Download and Boundary Download applications are being withdrawn at the end of May 2013. The same data is now available through Data Download in Digimap’s OS Collection.
If you have teaching materials, or course notes which are currently based on the old MasterMap Download and Boundary Download applications, please make sure you update them before these facilities are withdrawn. Edina have a blogpost with more information about the change at: http://digimap.blogs.edina.ac.uk/2013/02/08/os-mastermap-and-boundaries-now-in-digimap-data-download/.
The new interface allows you to select data from different years going back to 2009 to allow you to compare an area over a period of time.continue reading
DigiMap have just alerted us to a problem where anti-virus software can block maps streamed from DigiMap. The best way to avoid this problem is to add DigiMap to your list of trusted sites in your browser.continue reading
Edina are running free DigiMap webinars open to staff and postgraduate students. There is a session on Roam: view, print and download Ordnance Survey maps on 7th November and one on Downloading Ordnance Survey data on 28th November. Full details and registration forms available from http://edina.ac.uk/events/continue reading
Tues. 1st May 12 – 1
PC Room 3 in the Library
DigiMap gives online access to Ordnance Survey maps of Great Britain. This session will teach you how to access a ready-made map through Digimap ROAM and create your own map using DigiMap CARTO using boundary data available in the database. DigiMap data can also be downloaded for GIS and CAD software – we can show you how to download the data but not how to work with these types of software as they are not available to ISS.
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DigiMap have announced some free training events http://edina.ac.uk/events/
Some of these are webinars which you can be part of without leaving your desk. They include a session on making maps, one on downloading data and also using ArcGIS and CAD with Digimap. Visit the web site to sign up.
DigiMap contains Ordnance Survey maps of data in digital format which can be downloaded and used for academic purposes.continue reading
DigiMap gives online access to Ordnance Survey maps of Great Britain. This session will teach you how to (i) access a ready-made map through Digimap ROAM; (ii) create your own map using DigiMap CARTO using boundary data available in the database; (iii) download digitised boundary datasets using UKBorders’ Easy Download facility. DigiMap data can also be downloaded for GIS and CAD software – we can show you how to download the data but not how to work with these types of software as they are not available to LIS.
To book a place please e-mail Michele.Davies@swansea.ac.ukcontinue reading