Friday, October 7, 2016

Aerial Roam with Road/Place name overlay

EDINA is pleased to announce the launch of Aerial Digimap, a new Collection offering aerial photography from Getmapping Plc.

The crystal clear imagery from Getmapping is 25cm resolution vertical aerial photography and the most detailed national coverage available. The largest proportion of the imagery dates from post-2011 with updates due every year.

Aerial Digimap offers both a mapping and a data download facility, both familiar to those who already have access to other Digimap Collections. Aerial Roam offers the ability to view, annotate and print the aerial photographs as well as an overlay function to allow comparison with current Ordnance Survey mapping. Aerial Download offers the ability to select specific locations for which to download the aerial photography for use in local desktop software. Data is delivered in jpeg format each with a corresponding world file (.jgw).

A preview of the new service is available on the Digimap's YouTube channel.

Access is via institutional subscription via local Digimap Site representative, Learning Resources team or Information Services. Details about how to subscribe to Aerial Digimap can be found on our subscription pages. Please contact EDINA directly on edina@ed.ac.uk with any subscription enquiries.