What is Digimap?
Digimap Collections are a set of online services that provide maps and mapping data to UK colleges and universities. There are several collections available.
All of the maps and data available are provided by public or private sector organisations. Digimap Collections do not own any maps or data - we provide our services so that UK educational institutions can easily access data for teaching, learning and research.
The maps and data available in Digimap Collections are typically for EDUCATIONAL USE ONLY. Some collections provide data that is available under open data licences. Subscribing institutions and individual users of the service agree to terms and conditions of use on subscribing and/or individual user registration. See our licensing information for full details.
What collections are available?
The UK’s national mapping agency provide a wide range of current maps of Great Britain. Map data is regularly updated.
Landmark Information Group provide historic Ordnance Survey maps of Great Britain, from the 1830s to the 1990s.
British Geological Survey provide onshore geological maps of Great Britain at a range of scales, offshore map data, borehole index, permeability and hydrogeology map data.
OceanWise provide detailed marine charts and vector data for Great Britain, as well as smaller scale worldwide marine charts.
The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology provide land cover map data for Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland for several survey dates dating from 1990. Land Cover Plus maps provide GB maps of crops, fertiliser and pesticide use. Dudley Stamp’s 1930s land use maps of GB are also availble.
Getmapping plc provide high resolution (25cm) vertical aerial image data for Great Britain, captured between 1998 and 2020.
Lidar Digimap is a collection of open data from various national and government agencies, including the Environment Agency, Scottish Government, SEPA, Scottish Water and Natural Resources Wales. Data includes digital terrain models, digital surface models and point cloud data.
Global Digimap provides global map data from OpenStreetMap, Collins Bartholomew and Natural Earth.
Society Digimap provides access to layers of census data, overlaid on Ordnance Survey maps.
Verisk Digimap provides access to three data products from Verisk UK.
- UKMap - a modern, highly detailed, feature-rich mapping database of Greater London.
- UKBuildings - to help you understand the age, structure, characteristics and use, of commercial, public and residential buildings across GB.
- UKLand - a detailed consistent breakdown of the use of land across the UK.
agCensus Digimap offers access to a time-series database of grid square based data derived from the regular Agricultural Censuses of England, Scotland and Wales.