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December 2004: Volume 9, Issue 4

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Downloading Map Data just got easier!

by Emma Sutton

The Digimap Downloader interfaceThe Digimap Download facility within the EDINA Digimap service is undergoing a face-lift.

Digimap Download is the interface which allows users to select and download portions of Ordnance Survey map data products. EDINA is in the process of re-designing not only the look of the interface but also the way in which the selection and download facilities work.

As a result of feedback from the user community, a map browse facility is being introduced, allowing the interactive selection of data tiles. The usual locating tools (search by place name, postcode, tile name and grid reference) remain. The new facility will also make it easier to identify what data are available in each format.

EDINA plan to launch the new version of Digimap Download early in 2005. The existing download service will continue to be provided for three months.

EDINA welcome any feedback on the new service. Email edina@ed.ac.uk with comments and queries.