Digimap information and registration

  • Digimap - what it is

    Digimap is an online service which provides access to digital maps and data, from the Ordnance Survey, for England, Wales and Scotland. The Digimap Ordnance Survey Collection comprises:

    • Digimap Ordnance Survey Using the Roam online mapping tool, contemporary Ordnance Survey maps, at 15 fixed scales, can be viewed, annotated, saved and printed (A4 - A0). Ordnance Survey mapping data can also be downloaded for use in CAD and GIS applications
    • Environment Digimap Using the Environment Roam online mapping facility, land cover maps from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, for the years 1990, 2000 and 2007 at 11 fixed scales, can be viewed, annotated, saved and printed (A4 and A3). Environmental mapping data can also be downloaded for use in CAD and GIS applications
    • Geology Digimap Using the Geology Roam online mapping tool, British Geological maps, from 1:50000 to 1:625000 scale, can be viewed, annotated, saved and printed. Geological mapping data can also be downloaded for use in CAD and GIS applications
    • Historic Digimap Using the Ancient Roam online mapping tool, historic Ordnance Survey maps, from 1839-1997, can be viewed, annotated, saved and printed. Historic mapping data can also be downloaded for use in CAD and GIS applications
    • Aerial Digimap Using the Aerial Roam online mapping tool, aerial photography maps from 1:250 to 1:200,000 scale can be viewed, annotated, saved and printed. Aerial imagery data can also be downloaded (in JPEG format) for use in GIS or CAD software

    Registration and Access

    All Oxford Brookes staff and students are entitled to use the service, free of charge, for academic purposes.

    Once connected, first-time users are required to register and agree to the data licence for each Collection before access. 

    Using Digimap at home

    Your registration allows you to access all Digimap services from your home computer within Great Britain, providing you delete any data once your course/project has finished. Digimap is designed to be used over a university network, so services may be slower, and cannot be guaranteed when accessing via a modem.

    Please note: the terms and conditions do not under any circumstances allow you to access Digimap from a workplace computer, unless your workplace also subscribes to Digimap. Please see Digimap Copyright terms and conditions for more information.

    Using Digimap on a mobile device

    Digimap 'Roam' services may be accessed on a mobile device, however 'Download' services are not available due to the large file sizes often involved. 

    Further help and training

    Extensive help is available online on Digimap itself, including the Digimap Resource Centre http://digimap.edina.ac.uk/webhelp/resources/index.html

    For further help and advice email digimap@brookes.ac.uk