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Nov 122018
 

We are delighted to announce that Environment Digimap now offers the CEH Land Cover® Plus: Crops dataset. CEH Land Cover® Plus: Crops has been produced by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology in partnership with Remote Sensing Applications Consultants and provides annually updated arable crop information for the whole of Great Britain.

Environment Digimap is the only platform dedicated to the academic sector offering this data.  CEH Land Cover® Plus: Crops data is available for both 2016 and 2017.  Environment Digimap’s Roam application has the new datasets displayed as alternative basemaps, allowing you to compare the two years side by side using the “2-up” map function.  The opacity slider also enables the underlying context map to be viewed easily.

The Info Tool also enables you to query the Crops data, giving information about the crop name, code, the polygon identifier and the coordinates of the point chosen. All other functions in Roam operate as usual, including the ability to annotate measure and print.  The Map Content is also available in the left hand panel to help you identify crop types.

The CEH Land Cover® Plus: Crops data is also available to download from Environment Download. Select your area of interest as usual, add the Crop data to your basket and select from File Geodatabase or GeoPackage as optional formats. You can also choose to select individual crop layers rather than the full suite if you wish.

If your institution has a subscription to Environment Digimap, this dataset is available at no additional charge. If your institution does not have a subscription to Environment Digimap, prices and details of the subscription process can be found on our website.*

 

*Please note that in order to place a subscription order you must be a suitably authorised member of staff.  If you have any questions about this, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

  • Email: edina@ed.ac.uk
  • Phone: 0131 650 3302
 November 12, 2018  Posted by at 10:30 am Data Changes & Additions, Digimap News, Of Interest Tagged with: , , ,  Comments Off on NEW: Crop Map Data in Environment Digimap
Sep 192018
 

Any user of Marine Digimap might be interested in this workshop, being held in London by our marine data partner, OceanWise Ltd. We are pleased to be able to share this opportunity with you.  If you’re interested in attending, please contact OceanWise directly (contact details below).


OceanWise are running their popular Marine Data Management and GIS Workshop on 27th November 2018

This free event is back and is bigger and better than ever covering ‘What is data and why should we care’? ‘Why should data be seen as infrastructure?’ ‘Smart Ports – a myth or reality?’.

Join industry experts, share your experiences and learn how GIS technologies can successfully deliver savings in time, effort and money. Take part in the debate on open data and network with contacts from a range of industries and sectors.

Program, speakers, full event details and registration at www.whereyourdatamatters.com.

This event is free to attend but is limited to 70 delegates so please register now to avoid disappointment.

Events page and registration at www.whereyourdatamatters.com.

Please note that student places will be limited and will be issued on a first come first serve basis.

For any queries please contact katie.eades@oceanwise.eu +44 (0) 1420 768262

About OceanWise

OceanWise Ltd is an independent company specialising in all aspects of marine environmental data acquisition, data and knowledge management and GIS providing customers with comprehensive and cost effective end-to-end marine and coastal data management and decision support including:

  • Intelligent Marine Mapping (Raster Charts, Raster Charts XL, Marine Themes and Marine Themes DEM)
  • Marine Data Management Policy and Strategy Advice and Training
  • Enterprise GIS and Productivity Tools (Maritime Toolbar and Workflow Extensions)
  • Environmental Data Sharing and Publishing (Ocean Database and Port-Log.net)

For more information about OceanWise, please contact Mr John Pepper, Marketing Director, at john.pepper@oceanwise.eu or visit www.oceanwise.eu

 September 19, 2018  Posted by at 3:52 pm Digimap News Comments Off on Marine Data Workshop with OceanWise Ltd.
Aug 032018
 

It is the start of a new academic year and we have introduced few new things for you to see in Digimap:

A New Home Page

Digimap has a new home page! It may look a little different, but it works in exactly the same way as the previous version. Responding to feedback from the community we have provided more detail about each collection in the left hand panel, including preview images of the data. Roam and Data Download are easy to find under each Collection’s tab.

Global Digimap

We are very proud to announce the launch of our new Global Digimap collection.  This is a new service, developed in response to requests for international data.  Initially Global Digimap will offer OpenStreetMap data but our objective is to develop the collection in partnership with the user community, so user feedback will shape both the content and functionality.  In return for this engagement, access to Global Digimap will be free of charge until July 2019.

We have asked all the Digimap Site Reps if they would like access to the service, if you can’t access Global Download then speak to your site rep about getting your institution switched on: List of Digimap Site Reps

There is a blog post with more detail about the Global Digimap Service.

Upgrade for Data Download

Following a lengthy beta phase, we have promoted the beta version of Data Download to a production service and this is now the default Data Download application for all Collections.  Ever mindful that work flows, and teaching and promotion materials may need updating as a result, we will continue to run the previous versions of both Roam and Data Download until the end of the year.  All saved maps and data download histories are available in both new and old versions.

New Licences

Digimap is now operating under new licences for 2018/19 so all registered users are required to accept the new terms.  This is a simple process which happens when you first log in. No re-registration is required and all saved maps and data download histories remain available as before.

 August 3, 2018  Posted by at 11:50 am Data Changes & Additions, Digimap News, New Features, Of Interest Tagged with: , ,  Comments Off on Digimap Update for the 2018-19 Academic Year
Jul 242018
 

Digimap is launching a fresh, new-look home page on 1st August 2018. All the functionality of the current page will still be available and easy to find, but the new page will look like this:

Links to each Digimap Collection run horizontally across the top of the page, rather than vertically down the left hand side, leaving room for future developments.

As with the current homepage, login is possible either using the login button in the top right corner or by accessing each Roam or Data Download application directly.

There is also now a bold image illustrating the maps and data in each collection, making it clear what to expect when you access the service.

“Access maps and data in just two clicks: select the collection first, then the application you need.”

 

The left hand column has expanded to include more information about the maps and data in each collection. It also provides more detail on how to access the maps and data and easier links to help information.  Our objective was to provide a better insight into the content of each Collection, inspiring ideas and showcasing some of the data available.

Access to Roam and Data Download will continue to be easy using the big buttons on the right hand side.  You will also be able to access previous versions of applications, as you can now, below the current versions, and the existing user registration system remains unchanged.  We have endeavoured to make better use of the space on each page, offering a fresh new look while maintaining a clear and easy route to access all facilities.

As ever, we welcome any feedback on Digimap:

 

 July 24, 2018  Posted by at 5:17 pm Digimap News, New Features, Of Interest Tagged with:  Comments Off on New Digimap home page coming soon
Jul 182018
 

The data available through Marine Digimap is changing on 1 August 2018.

Image of OceanWise Marine Themes vector data

(c) British Crown and OceanWise, 2018. All rights reserved. Licence number EK001-20180802. Not to be used for navigation.

From 1st August 2018, Marine Digimap will offer data from OceanWise Ltd., specialists in marine environmental data. The new data offers almost identical content and will be available for both mapping and data download. Regular data updates will also be supplied.

The data currently available (until 31 July 2018) is licensed by SeaZone, whose data products have been discontinued for both new sales and renewals. This means that the SeaZone data cannot be provided beyond the end of current licences.

Watch this space for more information about the data change. As ever, we are happy to answer any questions you may have. Our contact details are below.

 

 July 18, 2018  Posted by at 3:24 pm Digimap News Comments Off on Marine Digimap: data changes for August 2018
Jun 062018
 

We are delighted to announce that a new version of Digimap’s Data Download is now available.   This is a “beta” version so we will keep the current interface running while you explore the new improved service. We know that teaching and support materials may need to be updated so we hope that a transition period will help.

Data Download takes it’s new fresh-faced look from the recent updates to Roam, Digimap’s mapping facility.  The search bar is now at the top left hand side and all the action happens in the variable width side panel below it.  A big improvement is that you now have more ways to specify the area of data you need. In addition to defining a rectangle, you can now create an irregular polygon as your area of interest or a buffer zone from a point or line that you define. We’ve also added a “Locate Me” button* to help you easily find data for the area local to you.

The panel on the left now shows a straightforward and easy-to-use list of all available data and shows more clearly how much data can be selected in a single request, along with the availability grids for each product.

As ever, you can add multiple products to any data order, selecting the format, version and date from the basket prior to submitting your order.  As a new feature, you can now request your data to be sent to you as a single download, or for each dataset to be sent as soon as it’s ready.

Remember Digimap has a lot of previous versions of several datasets, dating back to 1999 in some cases. If you are interested in data for a specific date, use the Version drop down menu in the basket to access the archives.

We welcome any feedback you may have on the new interface;  please get in touch:

*Note that the Locate Me function may not work using Internet Explorer 11

 June 6, 2018  Posted by at 5:46 pm Digimap News, New Features, Of Interest Tagged with:  Comments Off on Fresh faced new Data Download
May 252018
 

In line with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which come into effect on Friday 25th May 2018, we have updated our Privacy Policy for Digimap. You can find a copy of it here:

http://digimap.edina.ac.uk/webhelp/digimapsupport/about.htm#access/privacypolicy.htm

This document describes what personal information we collect and how we use that information.

If you would like us to contact you with information about new products and services EDINA may offer you can check your communication preferences by logging in to Digimap, going to My Digimap in the top right hand corner and selecting Change User Details.

 

We will still send you important service related messages, such as the addition of new data products, maintenance periods and the introduction of new functions and features. If you choose to unsubscribe from one of our emails, though, you may not get these messages

 May 25, 2018  Posted by at 3:00 pm Digimap News Comments Off on Privacy Policy Update
May 112018
 

EDINA is very pleased to announce that Digimap Roam will be updated on Thursday 17th May 2018 to the new version currently available as beta. This change will apply to all Digimap Collections.  The beta version has been available since November 2017 and as a result of feedback we have continued to improve it, adding some useful new features:

  • A “locate me” button – puts a pin on the map according to your current location
  • A “coordinate capture” tool – under Map Information, allows you to click a point and copy/paste the coordinates into other applications
  • A Variable width side panel to offer a larger map window

We are very excited about the new Roam, which has a fresher feel and a more modern look; it’s tablet-friendly with tools that are easier to find and use.  All the main functions are located in the top left hand area, with a pull-out side panel ensuring maximum visibility of the map.

The new version of Roam will appear at the top of the list of applications in each Collection and will be labelled “Updated”. The previous version for each Collection will still be available until 31st July 2018:

We will be running a webinar about the new version of Roam on Wednesday 23 May from 1- 2pm. You can register for this here http://edina.ac.uk/training-and-events. Places are limited, but the webinar will be recorded and available to view later on our YouTube channel. Help pages for the new version of Roam will also be available.

As ever, we welcome feedback on Digimap. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch using any of our social media channels or use our email address or telephone number:

 May 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:25 pm Digimap News, New Features, Service Availability Tagged with: ,  Comments Off on Updating Roam: 17 May 2018
Mar 152018
 

EDINA is pleased to announce a new schedule of webinar dates. Some topics have yet to be confirmed. Please book a place….just click any webinar to go to the booking page.

If you have suggestions for other webinar topics relating to Digimap, please drop us a line on edina@ed.ac.uk or 0131 650 3302.

 March 15, 2018  Posted by at 12:51 pm Digimap News, Training & Events Tagged with: , ,  Comments Off on New Digimap Webinar Schedule
Mar 082018
 

EDINA is very excited to be holding a joint event with King’s College, London on Thursday 22nd March 2018, exploring the benefits of Digimap . Watch this space for a write-up of the event.  If you’re joining us, we’re looking forward to seeing you!

 March 8, 2018  Posted by at 9:15 am Digimap News, Training & Events Tagged with:  Comments Off on Exploring Digimap at Kings College, London