Cartographic and Illustration Service

The Cartographic Unit offer a professional Illustration service to the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment.

Map selection

We create complex or simple Illustrations for teaching and research to a high standard including:

  • Figures for publication/teaching
  • Map drawing
  • Illustrations for design

 

Figure selection

Artwork will be provided to specifications required by your chosen publication and in the relevant file format/s needed.

Work for teaching is non-chargeable, research work may be charged at our standard hourly rate.

Edina Digimap

You can access Edina Digimap via the Library web pages.

Find>Databases A-Z> D> Digimap, or search by your course.

There are currently two options for navigating around Digimap:

  • Roam - Roam allows you to view Ordnance Survey maps at various fixed scales from 1:500 to 1:8,000,000. Some views allow feature customisation. You can also:
    • add annotations (text, point, lines and areas)
    • include scale bars and grid lines on printed maps
    • generate PDF, PNG or JPG files for printing, up to A0 in size
    • save maps to go back to or print later
    • add annotations (text, point, lines and areas)include scale bars and grid lines on printed mapsgenerate PDF, PNG or JPG files for printing, up to A0 in sizesave maps to go back to or print later
  • Data Download - Data Download allows you to select and download Ordnance Survey data for use in GIS or CAD software. Select an area of interest and take one or more Ordnance Survey mapping data products for that area.
    • order updates to your existing data holding
    • download previous versions of data for some products

You can then log in to Digimap with your University log in.

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Contact Us

Cartographic Unit
School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
University of Leicester
Bennett G21
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH

T: 0116 252 3855
E: cartographic@le.ac.uk