We often talk about the Digimap for Schools service, but did you know there is also Digimap for higher and further education? Since its launch in 2000, Digimap has seen almost 290,000 registrations and there are currently 156 higher and further education institutions subscribed to the service.
Digimap is actually a collection of EDINA services that deliver maps and map data of Great Britain to UK tertiary education. The data is available either to download to use with appropriate application software such as GIS or CAD, or as maps generated by Digimap online. As well as the Ordnance Survey collection, explained in the video above, Digimap offers historic, geology, marine and environment collections.
Within the Ordnance Survey collection, once an institution has subscribed, staff and students can access a range of maps at scales from 1:1,250 up to 1:750,000. Products including our most detailed dataset, OS MasterMap, are available for making maps online or for download.
In the last 12 months alone users have made over 13.5 million screen maps and sent through over 109,000 data orders for download. There are a huge range of uses for all of those maps being created, from archaeology to coastal engineering to environmental science – you can see a whole host of examples on the Digimap website under the case studies section.
If you’re in higher education and would like to use Digimap, find out more on their website.