EDINA has launched a new Digimap Collection, Global Digimap, that aims to provide data for the whole world, not just Great Britain.

It is now available as a beta service as we look to build a suite of datasets, themes and formats that best meets the needs of our users. The service will continue to develop over the coming months, shaped by the feedback that you give.

During this development phase, and in return for engagement with the development process, Global Digimap will be free of charge for institutions that subscribe to another Digimap Collection. We would like to know what you like and don’t like about it, what features and what new data you would like to see added.

The service is currently built around two key datasets, OpenStreetMap and Natural Earth, but we will be looking to add more on your recommendation. We will also be using the two familiar Digimap interfaces, Roam and Data Download, to provide access to the data.

Global Roam

This is a global dataset created by contributors either volunteering their time or working on projects that are adding information to the dataset.

Global Roam

Natural Earth data is a curated set of small scale, (1:10m, 1:50m and 1:110m) mapping datasets that are great for using in overview maps or to show global analysis.

For more information on the two datasets and how Global Digimap uses these, see the Digimap blog.

Please get in touch with your ideas on datasets, themes and formats, so we can start to build something amazing!

Email: edina@ed.ac.uk (Subject: Global Digimap)

Phone: 0131 650 3302