What is the appropriate wording for the copyright statement?


The correct copyright statements to use for data downloaded from each Digimap collection can be found below:

Ordnance Survey Digimap:

  • Licensed Data: © Crown Copyright and Database Right [insert current calendar year]. Ordnance Survey (Digimap Licence)
  • Open Data: Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right (insert current calendar year)

Historic Digimap:

© Crown Copyright and Landmark Information Group Limited (insert current calendar year). All rights reserved. (insert year of map(s)).

Geology Digimap:

Geological Map Data © NERC [insert current calendar year]

Marine Digimap:

© Crown Copyright/SeaZone Solutions. All Rights Reserved. Licence No. 052006.001 31st July 2011. Not to be Used for Navigation

Environment Digimap:

  • Land Cover Map 2007: LCM2007 © and database right NERC (CEH) 2011. All rights reserved. Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2007. © third party licensors.
  • Land Cover Map 2000 and 1990: © NERC (CEH)
  • Land Utilisation Survey of GB (Dudley Stamp): © L. Dudley Stamp/Geographical Publications Ltd, Audrey N. Clark, Environment Agency/DEFRA and Great Britain Historical GIS

Aerial Digimap:

© Getmapping Plc


When data is downloaded from Digimap the zip file containing the data also includes a text file called citations_order_XXXX.txt. This file includes suitable citation text that can be used to cite data downloaded from Digimap.

The Digimap Citation tool is also available: http://digimap.edina.ac.uk/webhelp/resources/citation/services.html and can be used to create citations for all Digimap services.