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  • Registration: Registration is required under the terms of the Digimap licence. The registration process includes accepting the terms and conditions of the licence. Further information on the registration process can be found here.
  • Subject coverage: maps and map data of Great Britain
  • Size/scope: six collections: Ordnance Survey with all current OS maps. Geology Digimap  with maps from the British Geological survey.  Historic Digimap with historic Ordnance Survey maps. Marine Digimap with UK marine and coastal zone map data. Environment Digimap with Land Cover maps from 2007, 2000, & 1997. Aerial Digimap offering aerial photography from Getmapping Plc
  • Type of content: maps
  • Level of access: data is available either to download to use with appropriate application software such as GIS or CAD, or as printable maps generated by Digimap online.

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National Library of Scotland: Maps

>> Go to National Library of Scotland: Maps

  • Subject coverage: maps of Great Britain
  • Size/scope: access high-resolution zoomable images of over 86,000 maps of Scotland and England and Wales covering 1560 to 1961. These include zoomable colour images of the Ordnance Survey's six-inch to the mile (1:10,560)and one inch to the mile (1:63360) mapping. The easiest way of finding sheets is through a clickable graphic index using the 'Find by Place' viewer: This allows searching through a gazetteer of placenames, street names, postcodes and Grid References, as well as by zooming in on an area of interest with smaller-scale locational mapping as a backdrop.
  • Type of content: maps
  • Level of access: screen prints may be made of these maps for non-commercial, educational and private purposes. Written permission must be obtained in advance to reproduce any digital material from the National Library of Scotland's collections, whether in hard copy or electronic forms.