Introducing Pilot Digimap trial
If you need to access building heights or ages, or want to compare plant density in the city versus rural areas then we can help! Introducing Digimap’s new Pilot Collection, available on trial to staff and students until the 31st July 2020:
Building use, heights and area (Mapping is fully classified for urban areas (with a population above 10,000)
The map above shows our campus buildings in ‘Educational” pale yellow, and the surrounding residential flats in lavender. Select the information button and click on any building to show height and area details.
Building age (Mapping is fully classified for urban areas (with a population above 10,000)
The map above shows the University campus coloured by age, with the Gilbert Scott building categorised as Historic (opened 1870), the library as Mixed Age Part Postwar (opened 1968) and the Fraser Building as Modern (redeveloped in 2009, and originally opened 1966).
The land use mapping breaks down the land into 30 different types, including agricultural, recreational, residential, and parks. Each coloured section can be clicked on to find the specific land use type. In the map above the feature information shows the Botanic Gardens.
London only data
There are a number of collections available for the city of London, including overhead cable areas, aerial imagery, and tree canopies.
Tree canopy details at the Houses of Parliament around Westminster showing the individual trees and their size.
Satellite data, including infrared
The infrared overlay shows the plant cover in pink over Glasgow’s west end, with darker shades of pink indicating higher plant density. Kelvingrove Park can be seen just below the darkest area (Great Western Road and Woodlands Road)
Digimap are looking for feedback, so feel free to use the star rating system within Digimap, or send us an email to let us know if you found the datasets useful for your research.
Note: you need to accept the end user licence agreement to use Pilot. You will be taken automatically to this page on selecting Pilot.
If you need any help using Digimap Pilot either email us or watch Digimap’s Pilot webinar tutorial. We’re available Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. Let us know if you find the Pilot collection useful to your research.
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