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Digimap
What is it?
Digimap is an EDINA service
delivering Ordnance
Survey maps and map data to UK Higher
Education.
The service is funded by the Joint
Information
Systems Committee (JISC). Only Great
Britain is
Digimap
What can it be used for?
Maps can be produced online for reports a
at a variety of scales, from very detaile
general location maps (1:250 000 or less)
Alternatively, data can be downloaded and
into application software such as GIS or
Digimap
How do I access Digimap?
•Digimap is an Athens protected resource. To
use it, you will first need to download the
Reading Athens cookie from
www.reading.ac.uk/library/athens.
Alternatively you can log in to Athens for the
current browser session.
Digimap
How do I access Digimap?
•Digimap is an Athens protected resource. To use it, you
will first need to download the Reading Athens cookie from
www.reading.ac.uk/library/athens. Alternatively you can log
in to Athens for the current browser session.
You will need to register separately for
Digimap. You will be prompted to do this the
first time you use it.
Digimap
How do I access Digimap?
•Digimap is an Athens protected resource. To use it, you
will first need to download the Reading Athens cookie from
www.reading.ac.uk/library/athens. Alternatively you can log
in to Athens for the current browser session.
You will need to register separately for Digimap.
be prompted to do this the first time you use it.
You will
•You will receive notification that your
registration is successful within a couple of
days
Digimap
How do I access Digimap?
•Digimap is an Athens protected resource. To use it, you
will first need to download the Reading Athens cookie from
www.reading.ac.uk/library/athens. Alternatively you can log
in to Athens for the current browser session.
You will need to register separately for Digimap.
be prompted to do this the first time you use it.
You will
•You will receive notification that your registration is
successful within a couple of days
•To access Digimap, go to the University Library
databases page
www.reading.ac.uk/library/databases.
If you
have downloaded the cookie, scroll down to
Digimap and connect straight away. Otherwise
Digimap
How do I access Digimap?
•Digimap is an Athens protected resource. To use it, you will
first need to download the Reading Athens cookie from
www.reading.ac.uk/library/athens. Alternatively you can log
in to Athens for the current browser session.
•You will need to register separately for Digimap.
prompted to do this the first time you use it.
You will be
•You will receive notification that your registration is
successful within a couple of days.
•To access Digimap, go to the University Library databases page
www.reading.ac.uk/library/databases. If you have downloaded the
cookie, scroll down to Digimap and connect straight away.
Otherwise remember to login to Athens first.
•You can access Digimap from University computers
or from home. Please note however that Data
Download (to download data for insertion into a
Digimap
What data are available?
The most detailed Ordnance Survey dataset
is MasterMap. This is large scale (1:1 2
1:10 000 depending on area), comprehensiv
depicting an extensive range of both mannatural features. It can be used to depi
study, showing buildings and other featur
exist on the ground:
Digimap
Digimap
Using the same data at a smaller scale,
be used to show a site’s location within
Digimap
This example has
national grid lines
overprinted
Digimap
Meridian2 data has a comprehensive road ne
railway lines, urban areas, boundaries, wa
woodland and place names, with a nominal s
1:50 000. It can be used for location map
example includes contour data, taken from
Land-Form PANORAMA, which includes contour
digital terrain model (DTM) data at 1:50 0
Contour data at 1:10 000 is also available
dataset Land-Form PROFILE.
Digimap
Digimap
Strategi data provides "Road atlas" style
at a scale of 1:250 000, showing major se
roads, railways, water features and land
also suitable for location maps:
Digimap
Digimap
Other datasets available include
•Land-Form PROFILE - 1:10 000 contour data
•1:10 000 raster – used to produce OS LandPlan paper
•1:25 000 raster – used to produce OS Explorer paper
•Code-Point with polygons - postcode data
Digimap
Historic Digimap gives access to old
Ordnance Survey maps of Great
Britain. Maps available date
between 1843-1996 and up to four
maps of the same area showing the
situation at different times can be
compared on screen. Maps can be
downloaded as georeferenced tiffs
for inclusion in a GIS, or printed
out as they are:
Digimap
Digimap
How do I use Digimap?
When you first log in, you will be
given a choice of
•Map and Data Collections
•Find and Share
•or Tools/Developer’s Area
Digimap
Maps and Data Collections includes
the Ordnance Survey Collection
(current, contemporary Ordnance
Survey maps and map data) and
Historic Digimap.
Geology and Marine Digimap are not
yet available to the University
of Reading.
Digimap
Digimap
If you choose Ordnance Survey data,
you will be
given a choice of different services
available, with a
short description. These include
Roam and Carto,
both of which give access to the
printed products
described above.
You can still choose Historic
Digimap by clicking on the Digimap
Digimap
Digimap
Roam is the easiest version to use; it
allows you to create, view and print a
simple map at twelve fixed scales.
To create a simple map click on the
Roam icon. You will be taken to a map
of Britain, with a Task menu on the
left which allows you to search,
control the map content and print.
Digimap
Digimap
There are two ways to select the
location you want to map:
•Zoom into the map using the mouse wheel or
the sliding scale bar on the right hand side.
•Enter a place name, post code or grid
reference in the search option in the Task
menu and click Find.
Digimap
Digimap
•To re-centre your map, click and drag
on the map
•To zoom in, use the mouse wheel or the
sliding bar at the top right.
Digimap
In some of the pre-set views you can choose
to include or exclude any of the different
features included in that view. To do this,
go to Map content in the Task menu.
Set or clear the check box beside each
feature in order to include or exclude that
feature in your map. The map will update
automatically.
Digimap
Digimap
To print your map, go to Print in the Task
menu. The map will be a pdf, and you can
choose A4 or A3, landscape or portrait
format.
Digimap
Carto is more versatile and
consequently more difficult to use,
but allows maps to be customised to
suit the user’s needs.
Digimap
•Areas can be selected by place name, Great
Britain map, National Grid reference or
coordinates
Digimap
•Areas can be selected by place name, Great Britain map,
National Grid reference or coordinates
•Scale can be specified
Digimap
•Areas can be selected by place name, Great Britain map,
National Grid reference or coordinates
•Scale can be specified
Tools allow measurement of distance, bearing
and area, so the perimeter and area of a site
can be calculated
Digimap
•Areas can be selected by place name, Great Britain map,
National Grid reference or coordinates
•Scale can be specified
Tools allow measurement of distance, bearing and area,
so the perimeter and area of a site can be calculated
Output size can be specified (A4 to A0)
Digimap
Carto requires that the Java Runtime
Environment (JRE) is installed on
your PC. If this does not appear to
be available on University computers
please contact ITS.
Digimap
Further information
If you are experiencing problems,
please make an appointment to see
Judith Fox, the Map Librarian
([email protected]). I can be
found on the 2nd Floor of the Library,
and I will be glad to help with Carto
and with large format printing.
Digimap
Additionally there is a lot of documentation and help
available (including quick guides to both Classic and
Carto) on the Digimap website
http://edina.ac.uk/digimap/
Local information for Reading is at
www.reading.ac.uk/library/eresources/databases/lib-digimaplocal-info.asp
More general information about using maps in the
Library can be found at
www.reading.ac.uk/library/using/collections/lib-maps.asp

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