Wednesday, September 19, 2007

OS MasterMap goes online for universities and colleges across Britain

Tens of thousands of students, staff and researchers at universities and further education colleges across Britain have online access to the country’s most advanced digital mapping from this month.

Ordnance Survey’s seamless representation of the detailed geography of Britain, OS MasterMap, is available to support learning and teaching at all institutions subscribing to the Digimap Ordnance Survey Collection service.

Digimap is an online mapping and data delivery facility funded by JISC, the Joint Information Systems Committee, and provided by the EDINA national data centre based at the University of Edinburgh.

Digimap enables users to download Ordnance Survey information – free at the point of use – into suitable application software on their own desktops. It has supported a vast range of studies, from archaeology to zoology, since its launch seven years ago.

The addition of OS MasterMap will potentially benefit nearly 32,000 registered Digimap users at 143 institutions, including more than 100 universities.

Further details can be found here.

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