Monday, July 16, 2007

Digimap - Ordnance Survey Collection, new two-year licence agreement is available

A new two-year licence is now available for access to the Digimap - Ordnance Survey Collection resource. Digimap - Ordnance Survey Collection is a JISC-funded service, provided by EDINA, that delivers Ordnance Survey map data, available either via download for use with appropriate application software such as GIS or CAD, or as maps generated by Digimap online. A simple mapping tool allows users to view and print maps of any location in Great Britain at a series of predefined scales; a more advanced mapping tool enables the user to specify map scale, area and content, as well as print maps at up to A0 in size.

Its uses range across the academic spectrum subject areas include agricultural and countryside management, archaeology, art & design, business studies, computer science, earth sciences, engineering, geography, healthcare sciences, history, management studies, retail management, skills for life, social care and policy, surveying, tourism and leisure, town and country planning.

N.B. Ordnance Survey is replacing Land-Line with OS MasterMap®. Digimap – Ordnance Survey Collection will therefore offer OS MasterMap from August 2007. OS MasterMap is a more complex data framework and is structurally different from Land-Line and other current Ordnance Survey products. Land-Line DATA will continue to be available through the existing Data Download tool until August 2008.

Further details can be found here.

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