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GeoMapping Unit: Digimap

The rapid growth in the acquisition and use of geospatial data now applies to many disciplines and this unit offers expertise in GIS, map/illustration design, GPS, terrain modelling, air photo interpretation and other areas.

New users and repeat registrations:

Help & Support

To learn more about the range of maps and data available, how to use them and the software required to process raw data or have any problems with Digimap please refer to the online help.

Please only contact University staff if you cannot find the help you need from the Digimap support pages: 

Digimap Ordnance Survey Jamie Quinn
Geology Digimap Tim Absalom
Historic Digimap Tim Absalom
Marine Digimap Helen Nance
Environment Digimap Shaun Lewin


The University site representative is Tim Absalom. If you have followed the registration / login instructions and still have an access problem please contact him.

Please ensure you have read the copyright guide before downloading maps or data from Digimap.

Accessing Digimap


Our Digimap subscription delivers maps and geospatial data of Great Britain for teaching and research.  You have access to all five Digimap collections:

  • Digimap Ordnance Survey (Topographic maps and geospatial data)
    • Roam: On-line map creation at variable scales and printing sizes. Vector maps are organised into selectable layers.
    • Data Download: Raw data for use in GIS, CAD or surface analysis applications
    • Postcode query and gazetteer applications.
  • Historic Digimap (Historical OS maps re-scaled and georeferenced)
    • All maps georeferenced to Nat Grid
    • County series 1:2,500 and 1:10,560 raster maps (1843-1945)
    • National Grid maps prior to introduction of Digital formats at 1:1,250, 1:2,500 1:10,560/1:10,000.
    • Land Use Maps - Dudley Stamp’s 1930’s survey of Britain
  • Geology Digimap (British Geological Survey maps and geospatial data)
    • Geology Roam – BGS mapping at fixed scales + information on rock unitsGeology Download – raw BGS map data for use in a GIS or CAD
  • Marine Digimap (Admiralty charts and hydrospatial data)
    • View and download raster charts (GeoTiff format)
    • Download SeaZone Hydrospatial data for GIS (ESRI and MapInfo formats).
  • Environment Digimap (Land Utilisation maps and geospatial data for 3 years)
    • Please  note: Environment Digimap is still in development and will be expanded.