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Registration required: to access Ordnance Survey and Geology Digimap collections (Historic Digimap does not require registration). Refer to Access to Digimap for Users for further information.

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Digimap is an EDINA service that delivers Ordnance Survey Map Data to UK Higher Education. Data is available either to download to use with appropriate application software such as GIS or CAD, or as maps generated by Digimap online.

Digimap allows users to view and print maps of any location in Great Britain at a series of predefined scales. Advanced tasks that Digimap enables are: downloading map data for use, for example, in GIS software on a user's own desktop; advanced cartographic tasks, such as user-specified scale, combining datasets on a map, large format printing; gazetteer functions on place names.

Key features

Geology Digimap includes the following maps and data from the British Geological Survey:

  • 1:625,000 solid and drift geology
  • 1:250,000 solid and drift geology
  • 1:50,000 solid and drift geology, mass movement and artificial ground
  • the BGS Lexicon of named Rock Units.

Historic Digimap provides access to the valuable historic Ordnance Survey map collection online.

The maps are digital scans of Ordnance Survey paper map sheets including:

  • all available County Series maps at 1:2,500 and 1:10560 scales published between 1843 and 1939
  • all available National Grid maps at 1:1,250, 1:2,500 and 1:10560/10,000 scales published from 1945 and before the introduction of the Ordnance Survey's digital Land-Line product in the 1990s.

Ordnance Survey Digimap includes the following maps and data from the current Ordnance Survey map collection: 

  • 1:10,000,  1:25,000,  1:50,000 and  1:250,000 Scale Colour Raster
  • OS MasterMap(r) Topography Layer
  • OS MasterMap(r) Integrated Transport Network Layer
  • 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer
  • OS Street View


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