May 232019
 

Any institution subscribing to Digimap’s Ordnance Survey Collection can now take a free trial of the Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland (OSNI) data. The free trial lasts until 31st July 2019.

The OSNI data can be accessed within Digimap’s Ordnance Survey Collection. Log in to Digimap and choose Data Download from the OS Collection. You will see the OSNI heading in the list of available data on the left hand side:

Download OSNI data

OSNI data can be found in Data Download

A range of raster and vector data is available at scales ranging from 1:2500 to 1:1 million. Aerial photographs are also included. All OSNI data is currently available for download and will be added to Roam in due course.

To sign up to the free trial, please contact your Digimap site representative or EDINA to express your interest. The trial is free but requires a subscription process to be completed by an authorised person.

If you have any questions about the OSNI data, we’re happy to help. Please contact us on digimap@ed.ac.uk or 0131 650 3302.

 May 23, 2019  Posted by at 6:23 pm Digimap News Tagged with: ,  Comments Off on Free trial of Northern Ireland data available NOW !
May 152019
 

Over the next few weeks we will be running a programme of webinars covering updates to Digimap, Global and Society Collections and the Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland data, including how you can access these new services. A separate webinar to discuss and answer any questions on data licences will also be scheduled.

The first webinar will be on Thursday 16th May (13:00-13:45) where we will demonstrate all the recent and forthcoming changes. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions but places are limited so please register online if you wish to attend.

Don’t worry if you can’t make this webinar, it will be repeated on 23rd May and 30th May, details and registration links can be found on our Events page.

 May 15, 2019  Posted by at 12:35 pm Digimap News, Training & Events Comments Off on Digimap Updates Webinar: 16th May 2019
May 152019
 

We are pleased to say that the 2018 update to the CEH Land Cover® Plus: Crops dataset is now available through Environment Digimap.

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. You can read more about it in our previous blog post.

You can find the 2018 data under the Basemaps in Environment Roam and under the Crop Data heading in Environment Download.

 May 15, 2019  Posted by at 12:18 pm Digimap News Comments Off on 2018 data for CEH Land Cover Plus: Crops
Mar 282019
 

Last week we granted access to two new Digimap collections for all registered Digimap users. All Digimap users now have access to Global Digimap and Society Digimap. You should have received an email about this on Thursday 21st March.

The free trial will run until 31st July 2019. Access beyond that date will require your institution to have a subscription.

Global Digimap offers three datasets for mapping and data download: Open Street World Panorama Data - Collins BartholomewMap, Natural Earth and Collins Bartholomew World Panorama maps.

We are really keen to know what you think of the service and the data available. You can complete our online feedback form to tell us.  We can’t answer questions submitted through this form; please contact our helpdesk if you need assistance.

 

 

 

Society Digimap offers a wealth of census and socio-economic data for Great Britain.  This includes over 40 layers of data from a range of 2011 Census data, broadband availability and Output Area Classification (OAC).  The complexity of census data is sometimes off-putting, despite the tremendous insights it can offer.  Society Digimap aims to provide easy access to some key variables as an introduction to these complex data.

We are still working on providing a Data Download facility and a print facility for Society Roam, among other things.  If you have suggestions on what else you would like to see in Society Digimap, we’d love to hear your views through our online feedback form. Please note that we cannot respond to queries submitted through this feedback form. If you need help, please get in touch: digimap@ed.ac.uk

 March 28, 2019  Posted by at 1:23 pm Digimap News Comments Off on Free trial access to Global and Society Digimap
Jan 302019
 

We are very pleased to share our provisional programme for this year’s GeoForum event on Thursday 28th February 2019 at Lancaster House, Lancaster University, LA1 4GJ.

GeoForum is a free all day event aimed at lecturers, researchers and support staff who promote and support the use of geospatial data and services at their institution. Throughout the day we there will be talks and demonstrations to showcase recent geospatial developments at EDINA and opportunity to offer your feedback on the services we provide and discuss geospatial issues with the EDINA team.

10:30 Registration and coffee
10:55 Welcome – EDINA
11:00 CEH Land Cover© Plus: Crops – Highly accurate satellite-based crop maps, production and use – Dan Morton and John Redhead, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
11:30 Landmark and Higher Education –  Rick Crowhurst, Public Sector Manager, Landmark Information Group
11:45 Coffee
12:00 OpenStreetMap: what is it and how did it get there?  – Steve Chilton, Chair of Society of Cartographers and OSM Advocate and Contributor
12:40 EDINA Update  – EDINA
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Mapping from Collins Bartholomew – Kenneth Gibson
14:15 Ordnance Survey and Higher Education – Nick Groome, External Research Manager, Ordnance Survey
14:30 Intelligent Marine and Coastal Mapping data –  Katie Eades, Marketing Coordinator, OceanWise Ltd
14:45 More than just rocks: smart ways to use geological data – British Geological Survey
15:00 Tea
15:15 Solutions to GeoSpatial Challenges – Jake Lauder, Business Development Manager, Getmapping plc
15:30 Q&A – Ask EDINA anything!
16:00 Close

If you would like to attend, please register online. If you are unsure whether this event is for you or not, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 January 30, 2019  Posted by at 1:43 pm Digimap News Comments Off on GeoForum 2019: programme
Dec 122018
 

EDINA are thrilled to announce an exciting new addition to Global Digimap – Collins Bartholomew’s raster World Panorama https://www.collinsbartholomew.com/map-data-products/panorama/world-panorama/

This beautiful new addition to Global Digimap is an excellent addition providing a wonderful cartographic product ideal for small scale extents.

World Panorama Data - Collins Bartholomew

EDINA feel this addition, available via it’s ‘Alternate Base Map’ function is a perfect enhancement to the collection. With it’s origins in The Times Atlas, World Panorama exemplifies what is best about a mapping product where cartographic presentation is at the fore. With a geopolitical committee sitting behind the product, providing input on boundaries and territory disputes it is the epitome of an authoritative dataset. This provides excellent comparison to OpenStreetMap, a massive crowd-sourced dataset of volunteered geographic information.

Available as a raster product and still to be added to Data Download, EDINA are keen to hear if this mapping product is attractive to you as a core offering in Global Digimap. If you have any comments about this new addition, please do let us know using the details below.

World Panorama - EverestWebinar

We are running another short webinar on Global Digimap on Wednesday 9 January from 13:00-13:30 where we will showcase the new dataset as well as talk about the latest developments and additions to the service. There will also be plenty of opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the service and suggest any improvements you would like to see. Places are limited, so please register using the link below if you wish to attend:

Register for the Global Digimap Webinar, 1pm Wednesday 9 January

 

If you have any questions about this, please don’t hesitate to contact us:

  • Email: edina@ed.ac.uk
  • Phone: 0131 650 3302
 December 12, 2018  Posted by at 1:22 pm Data Changes & Additions, Digimap News, New Features Tagged with: , ,  Comments Off on New data added to Global Digimap: Collins Bartholomew World Panorama
Nov 272018
 

As advertised earlier this year, the previous versions of Roam and Data Download will be withdrawn from service on 8th December 2018.

Since we understand that transition from one version to another takes time, both new and old versions have been running in parallel for many months now.  The upgraded Roam and Data Download applications have been available since November 2017 and June 2018 respectively. These are both easier to use, more flexible on a range of devices and offer a more modern, slick user experience.  Feedback on both has been very positive. Full instructions on how to use the new applications are available in the Digimap help pages. The data available remains identical.

New versions of Roam and Data Download

We continue to work to improve the facilities Digimap offers and hope to have some new developments avaliable over the coming months.  If you have any questions about the withdrawal of the two older applications or any feedback or requests regarding the new applications, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 November 27, 2018  Posted by at 11:44 am Digimap News Comments Off on Withdrawal of previous versions: Roam and Data Download
Nov 222018
 

We are very pleased to confirm the date and venue for our next GeoForum event and invite you to join us for an interesting programme, with a range of speakers and opportunities for discussion.

GeoForum will be on Thursday 28th February 2019 at Lancaster House, on the Lancaster University campus, LA1 4GJ  10.30 am – 4pm.

Please do save the date. We hope to focus on the recent addition of the CEH Land Cover Plus: Crops dataset to Environment Digimap, Global Digimap and the OpenStreetMap data as well as mapping data for Northern Ireland.

GeoForum is a free all day event aimed at lecturers, researchers and support staff who promote and support the use of geospatial data and services at their institution. Throughout the day we there will be talks and demonstrations to showcase recent geospatial developments at EDINA and opportunity to offer your feedback on the services we provide and discuss geospatial issues with the EDINA team. The confirmed programme will be posted here when available.

 November 22, 2018  Posted by at 4:33 pm Digimap News Comments Off on GeoForum 2019 – Save The Date
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