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Maps and Mapping Data: Digimap

What is Digimap?

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. Worldwide data is provided by the Global collection. Users can also download map data for use in other software packages, such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS), drawing software and CAD.

Registration is required to use the Digimap collections and you need to agree to the end user licence.  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. 

The University of Southampton subscribes to the following collections:

Why do I need to register?

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.

How do I register?

To register you must:

  • Go to the webpage for Digimap and Login with your University username and password.
  • If you are not already registered you will be automatically re-directed to the registration pages.
  • You may be presented with the Enter Details page which you should complete with your information.
    • please complete ALL required fields marked with a *
    • use a contact email address that you use regularly and have easy access as this will be used to send the verification link.
  • Submit
  • Check that the details on the summary screen are correct, especially your email address.  Edit if not.  Tick to subscribe to the email lists as appropriate.
  • Submit
  • An email will be sent to your account almost immediately.  Go to your email account.  You account is activated after you have clicked on the link in the email.  The link will remain active for 7 days.  If you do not receive the email 
    • check your spam folder
    • return to Digimap and login, click on the popup window to request email is resent.
  • You will receive a confirmation message in your default web browser

Agreeing to Digimap licences

  • Login to Digimap
  • Select the collection you are interested in
  • Read and accept if you are able to agree to the terms of use for the collection. A printer friendly version of the licence is available.
  • Repeat for other collections.

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

Support and Training

Site representatives providing support for Digimap at the University of Southampton:

Contact using 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.