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Digital maps and geographical data – University of Reading

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Digital maps and geographical data


Digimap is a key resource allowing you to view, annotate and print maps of Great Britain. 

  • Ordnance Survey data can be accessed for academic use, including both location maps and very large scale detailed plans
  • Older large-scale Ordnance Survey maps (1846-1996) of Britain can be accessed through Historic Digimap
  • Geological maps can be accessed through Geology Digimap
  • Land cover data from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology is available through Environment Digimap 
  • Aerial imagery can be accessed through Aerial Digimap
  • Marine Digimap allows access to hydrographic charts and marine themes data

All the maps may be accessed and printed out at a variety of scales.  Alternatively, geospatial data can be downloaded for use in a geographical information system (GIS).

Digimap is available online from any PC, but an Institutional login is required plus an initial registration to use the service. For more information and to access this resource see our Digimap page.

Other digital data

More information about Digimap, links to online atlases and links to data sources for use with a GIS can be found in the Guide to finding and using digital and printed maps.

Help & advice

To get advice on using these resources contact Judith Fox, the Map Librarian.

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