Data Download facilities in Digimap allow you to:
and easily define your area. Options include: dragging a box, entering
coordinates, specifying a tile name, or selecting the whole visible
map data poduct(s) for that area.
format and map style options are available (vary between data products).
although we use a shopping basket, all data is free. There are Terms and
Conditions that cover the use of the data.
Open Data Download
is a separate Data Download for each Digimap Collection.
the collection you want, then the Data Download button.
is not available, the most likely cause is that you are at an institution
that does not allow Data Download off campus.
How do I define my area?
Step 1: find your area
can search for your area of interest by:
the search box to search for a placename, postcode or geographic coordinates
and zooming the map.
are reference grids (postcodes or national grid squares) you can switch
on to help you identify your area. Select any grid using the Reference
Grids menu on the left of the map.
the maps you view in Data Download are only to help you identify your
area. They do not reflect the data product(s) you will order.
Step 2: Define an area on the map
must define your area on the map. There are several tools available, shown
in this image:
the Draw rectangle button,
click on the map, drag to highlight
your area, release when you have finished drawing.
the Draw polygon button, click on the
map, clicking at each point you wish to draw. Double click when you
have finished drawing.
the Buffer button, you can create point or line buffers
to select everything with a set distance of a point or line.
Visible area - this will select everything in the map window.
coordinates - use bounding coordinates, either Easting/Northing or
Latitude/Longitude, to define your area.
tile name - input an Ordnance Survey National Grid tile name to define
Delete your area
delete button can be used to clear the selected
area and start again.
What data products can I get?
Select Data Products area on the left will detail the data products available
in any collection.
the down arrow next to any data product name or category to see the available
data products. The image below shows the Ordnance Survey categories.
list of the available data products
checkbox next to each product to order it
arrow on the right to view more information about any product
grid icon - select this to show the areas on the map covered by that
Need more information?
the arrow to the right of any product name.
Product Information pop-up, see image below, contains information about
the scale, formats, allowance, grid size, licence and uses.
More Info. on the box for a detailed help page.
pop-up has a link to the licence agreement for the product you are interested
in. The products available through Data Download have either the Digimap
OS Licence or the Ordnance Survey OpenData Licence.
Is my data product available for
the grid icon next to any data product listing to view shaded areas
on the map covered by that product.
How much data can I order?
is a limit, noted beside each data product.
limit is the number of tiles or area that you can order in a single
the image below, for Topography, our selected area is 7.93km2of the allowance
have set limits so that our system can process your requests as quickly
do I add data to my basket?
the box next to all the data products you require.
Add to Basket at the bottom left.
note that although the term "Basket" is used, all data is
free to download.