A new addition to the Digimap collection is in development. Global Digimap provides access to maps and mapping data covering the whole world. The service is currently built around two key datasets, OpenStreetMap (for the most zoomed in levels) and Natural Earth (for the most zoomed out).
Global Digimap is now available to us as a beta service but, in return, we are being asked to provide feedback. EDINA would like to know what you like and don’t like about it, what features and what new data you would like to see added. Your comments will then be used to shape future developments.
From Wednesday 1st August 2018 the University will have access to a new bundle of Digimap databases and these are:
As this is available under new licences the first time you log in to Digimap after this date you will need to agree to the new licences before you can access the service.
This is a standard process that happens only once a year. It is a simple additional step to the login process and does not involve re-registering any of your details. Login to Digimap as usual and follow the prompts. You will need to agree to new licences for each Collection.
Geology Digimap now available
We are pleased to announce that our subscription to Geology Digimap has now been activated. Go to http://digimap.edina.ac.uk/. for access to maps and data from the British Geological Survey.
Datasets were updated in December 2016 and at the start of January 2017 for Ordnance Survey products. Details of these can be found on the Digimap Blog. New is the addition of OS Open Map - Local (OML), available via Roam. This gives users the ability to create maps online with a detailed, vector open dataset.
Digimap Collections has a new style home page. Along with the fresh new look for the start of the new academic year we have also updated the registration and licence agreement pages. The structure of the pages and access to the applications has not been changed, so you should have no problem navigating around the page. The popup login box has been removed so you can now login either by clicking on the application you wish to use, or using the login button in the top right hand corner.
New licences have come into force for two of our Digimap Collections: Ordnance Survey and Historic. A change of licence requires every user to agree to new terms, therefore every registered user will be asked to do this the next time they try to access any data collection with a new licence. This is only required once, and only when the licences change. You can read more about this on our blog here: http://digimap.blogs.edina.ac.uk/2016/08/02/new-digimap-licence-agreements/
Digimap Dataset Updates
A number of datasets were updated in June 2016, all in the Digimap Ordnance Survey Collection. As well as updates to the 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 Colour Raster products (which are the digital versions of the ever popular Explorer and Landranger paper map series), this month the relatively new OS Open Rivers dataset has been updated. This is the first update to the dataset which was first released in March 2015. Users should note that this dataset is still a Beta version, so changes to the specification and/or delivery method are still possible. More details
The May 2016 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer update will be the last as Ordnance Survey have announced that they are retiring this product though it will remain available for download in this final version. Alternative product is OS Open Names
Withdrawal of "Old Historic Downloader" Inferface on Historic Digimap
Historic Digimap has been operating with a new data download facility for some time now. The previous application, labelled "Old Historic Downloader" in the Digimap interface, will be withdrawn on Friday 11th December 2015. It will no longer be available after this date.
Data orders requested from the "Old Historic Downloader" will not be available to view under My Previous Downloads in the new Historic Download application. The new application offers exactly the same data as the old version so any data ordered from the old application can still be requested again using the new application.
New Registration System for Digimap
The new system was successfully implemented and is now operational. Should you encounter any problems please do contact EDINA on email@example.com to report them.
The new registration system will allow users to register and instantly access Digimap Collections via email verification. This has speeded up access for new users significantly. However, it is still recommended that student are encouraged to register in advance of any practical classes.
New Registration System Implementation for Digimap
This required a period of downtime that was scheduled from 4pm Monday 26th until 9am on Wednesday 28th January.
New registrations for Digimap (using the current system) closed from 4pm Monday 26th January.
Digimap was unavailable all day on Tuesday 27th January, while the new system was put in place.
The new registration system will allow users to register and instantly access Digimap Collections via email verification, speeding up access for new users significantly. We hope that this much improved interface for registering will help make up for new users being prevented from registering during the release period.
MasterMap in New Formats:
EDINA have made improvements to the Data Download service and as a result you can now order OS MasterMap Topography Layer in formats ready for use in GIS or CAD software rather than having to convert the data first. The Basket in Data Download has also been updated to make it more obvious how you can do this. The data is available directly in DWG format for CAD software and File Geodatabase for ArcGIS and QGIS, see the following blog posts for more information:
EDINA is moving all of its GIS help into a single area, rather than having it spread across the help pages of each collection. The information has been updated and is already more extensive than ever. By being in this single location it will be easier to maintain and easier for you to find: Digimap Resource Centre: GIS
Check out new training course materials from Digimap Resources Centre: Training
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Digimap is a collection of services provided through EDINA, that allows registered users to view and create maps of any location in Great Britain using map data. Users can also download map data for use in other software packages, such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS), drawing software and CAD.
The University of Southampton subscribes to the following collections:
Registration is required to use the Ordnance Survey® and Environment Digimap collections. Although registration is verified immediately via email it is recommended that registration is completed prior to any practical teaching session. Once registered you will be able to use your University login. Historic Digimap does not require this additional registration and can be used immediately.
Registration is required by the providers of the information to make sure that you are aware of the terms and conditions on the use of their data. The service is provided for educational use only. Other types of use will require permission to be sought from the data provider, for example Ordnance Survey.
For full details of the licenses go to Digimap Help - Licence Agreements.
To register you must:
Agreeing to Digimap licences
Important note: Staff and students based at overseas campuses or on exchange overseas for a period equivalent to one academic term or longer are not eligible to use the Ordnance Survey Digimap collection, except for any period spent studying studying in or on return to the UK.
Further guidance on registration is available from http://digimap.edina.ac.uk/webhelp/digimapsupport/about.htm#access/registration.htm
Site representatives providing support for Digimap at the University of Southampton:
If one site representative is unavailable, then please contact the other person or use the email address above.
All computing and printing problems should be direct to iSolutions via Serviceline:
Training on GIS packages e.g. MapInfo or ArcView can be arranged with the Geodata Institute.
Available from the Digimap website are tutorials, frequently asked questions and other resources to help you discover how to use Digimap. University training sessions for groups can be arranged - please contact one of the site representatives to discuss your requirements.
DIGIMAP-FORUM is an email discussion forum to support all users of the EDINA Digimap service.
Digimap hints and tips advice on downloading, and other useful information.
GIS and CAD software, Arc View and ArcGIS is available through iSolutions public workstations. iSolutions supports several other Graphics Packages such as CorelDraw which may also be suitable to use with Digimap.