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2 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 covered. Digimap

3 What can it be used for? Maps can be produced online for reports and essays at a variety of scales, from very detailed (1:500) to general location maps (1: or less). Alternatively, data can be downloaded and inserted into application software such as GIS or CAD. Digimap

4 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 Alternatively you can log in to Athens for the current browser session. Digimap

5 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 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

6 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 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. You will receive notification that your registration is successful within a couple of days Digimap

7 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 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. You will receive notification that your registration is successful within a couple of days To access Digimap, go to the University Library databases page If you have downloaded the cookie, scroll down to Digimap and connect straight away. Otherwise remember to login to Athens first. Digimap

8 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 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. You will receive notification that your registration is successful within a couple of days. To access Digimap, go to the University Library databases page 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 GIS) can only be accessed from University computers. Digimap

9 What data are available? The most detailed Ordnance Survey dataset available is MasterMap. This is large scale (1:1 250, 1:2 500, 1: depending on area), comprehensive data depicting an extensive range of both man-made and natural features. It can be used to depict a site for study, showing buildings and other features as they exist on the ground: Digimap

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11 Using the same data at a smaller scale, it can also be used to show a sites location within an area: Digimap

12 This example has national grid lines overprinted

13 Meridian2 data has a comprehensive road network, railway lines, urban areas, boundaries, water features, woodland and place names, with a nominal scale of 1: It can be used for location maps. The next example includes contour data, taken from Land-Form PANORAMA, which includes contours and digital terrain model (DTM) data at 1: scale. Contour data at 1: is also available, from the dataset Land-Form PROFILE. Digimap

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15 Strategi data provides "Road atlas" style mapping at a scale of 1: , showing major settlements, roads, railways, water features and land use. It is also suitable for location maps:

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17 Other datasets available include Land-Form PROFILE - 1: contour data 1: raster – used to produce OS LandPlan paper maps 1: raster – used to produce OS Explorer paper maps Code-Point with polygons - postcode data

18 Digimap Historic Digimap gives access to old Ordnance Survey maps of Great Britain. Maps available date between 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:

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20 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/Developers Area

21 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

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23 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 logo, top left.

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25 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.

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27 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.

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29 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.

30 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.

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32 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.

33 Digimap Carto is more versatile and consequently more difficult to use, but allows maps to be customised to suit the users needs.

34 Digimap Areas can be selected by place name, Great Britain map, National Grid reference or coordinates

35 Digimap Areas can be selected by place name, Great Britain map, National Grid reference or coordinates Scale can be specified

36 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

37 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)

38 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.

39 Further information If you are experiencing problems, please make an appointment to see Judith Fox, the Map Librarian 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

40 Additionally there is a lot of documentation and help available (including quick guides to both Classic and Carto) on the Digimap website Local information for Reading is at local-info.asp local-info.asp More general information about using maps in the Library can be found at Digimap


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