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Digimap

You may have noticed that our library has just added Digimap to the A-Z of e-resources:

http://rac.ac.uk/student-life/learning/library-and-it-access/electronic-resources/a-z-listing-of-electronic-resources

We now have access to the full collection of all current Ordnance Survey maps at all scales for the whole of Great Britain. This means that these digital maps will be available for use by all students and staff for project work, teaching and research (but not commercial work.) The OS maps will be accessible via the ATHENS login system. Map locations can be searched by grid reference, postcode, gazetteer entry or various other means. Basically type in your postcode and your house pops up in the middle of the screen.  These can be printed directly from the online Digimap system, without any additional software, and the PDFs saved to your own computer.

The new interface of Digimap Ordnance Survey Collection by EDINA is much more user-friendly and allow users:

  • a more flexible way to pan and zoom the map while selecting data
  • to download more than one product for the area they are interested in
  • to see how much data of a particular product they can take in a single download
  • to improve the delivery of the data
  • to access previous versions of products

Enjoy map searching!!

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