Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Digimap - An Alternative to Google Maps?

Chesterfield College's subscription to Digimap allows both staff and students access to a range of Ordnance Survey maps.  You can search for a location on the maps and zoom in and out to achieve the scale you need from 1:8,000,000 to 1:500.    Once you have the required area you can choose which features are displayed, such as roads or buildings and there is also the facility to annotate the map.  Your edited maps can be saved and printed.

Digimap offers a much more flexible option than Google maps, the maps are easier to manipulate and adapt to your purpose and could be very useful for students in surveying, public services, travel & tourism and art.

It is available via the VLE by selecting; Resources > Library & Learning Centres > Online Resources and scrolling down the page to the Multimedia Collections section, or by clicking here.

Type in Chesterfield College as your institution & log in using your usual college log in details.  This will take you to the Digimap home page.

The first time you use Digimap you will need to register as a user by clicking the link in the top right corner, with further help available under the 'How do I access Digimap?' link.

Confirmation of your registration can take up to two days, so keep this in mind if you have a deadline for your maps.

1 comment:

  1. Although the registration process is a bit of a pain I can confirm that its well worth the wait. Digimap is a fantastic resource and the ability to print out full-colour A3 sized maps is the icing on the cake :-)