Over the summer, Digimap have produced a number of improvements which will help compare and combine the different services, and increase interoperability with other mapping applications.
Web Mapping Services
A new button gives access to ‘Web Services’. This will allow you to export Digimap to other applications like ArcGIS or QGIS, without having to store the data locally. The data can be used as backdrop mapping and there are no size restrictions. You can also use this function to combine different Digimap services eg Aerial and OS. Transparency sliders allow you to adjust the visibility of each component.
New overlays in Digimap Ordnance Survey
New overlays available include:
- Postcodes – based on Codepoint with polygons. Contains the full hierarchy
- Contours and spot heights – from Terrain50 and Terrain5 datasets
- Points of interest – point dataset of features. Nine groups, including Retail, Transport and Manufacturing and production
Upload your own photographs to a Digimap base! Simply click on the Camera icon on the Drawing Tools panel. Once added it is treated as a drawing feature and can be moved or resized.
You can now rquest an A5 print – better for fitting into an essay or report
Search results are now grouped by type – places, roads, coordinates etc, and shown in different tabs
If you have questions about using Digimap, contact Judith Fox – firstname.lastname@example.org
Judith Fox, Map Librarian