Aerial Digimap

The University Library subscribes to Digimap, a digital mapping service that can be used to generate Ordnance Survey (OS), historic, geological, marine, aerial, LIDAR, and environment maps. These can be viewed through your browser, or by downloading mapping data for use in graphics, GIS or CAD software.

In this post we focus on the Aerial Digimap Collection.

© Getmapping Plc

Uses for Aerial Imagery

Aerial imagery of the landscape can be used in many areas of research, such as the social sciences, urban planning, history, climate change, cartography, and the creative arts.

The Aerial Digimap Collection can be used to highlight monuments, fences, marks, and paths that are not as noticeable from the ground. Similarly, water levels, species habitat and climate change can be more clearly identified.

Aerial imagery has an exciting visual impact, and can add interest to research and conference posters.

Aerial Digimap Collection features

The collection is updated on an annual basis, and allows a maximum A3 size print, with fixed scales between 1:500 to 1:150,000. Files can be generated for saving or printing as PDF, PNG or JPG, and for download for graphics, GIS or CAD software in a number of compatible formats.

Annotations and street names can be added. © Getmapping Plc Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right (2017). Ordnance Survey (Digimap Licence)

Transparency levels can be set. © Getmapping Plc Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right (2017). Ordnance Survey (Digimap Licence)

Aerial Digimap help

Assistance with using the Digimap resource can be obtained from a number of locations; Help pages, FAQs, GIS resources, and webinars. The staff in the Maps, Official Publications and Statistics Unit are happy to help. We’re available Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm by email.

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