We are very pleased to announce the release of Global Roam on Digimap.

This builds on the release of Global Download last week and allows users to browse global data in the familiar, user-friendly Roam online mapping interface.

Global Roam is very much a work in progress and you will find that some of the standard functions are not yet available, but we were keen to get something out to users as soon as possible. We’d love to know what you think of it and where you think it can be improved.

Global Roam

Global Roam delivers the familiar Roam interface with detailed global data sourced from Natural Earth and OpenStreetMap. The application includes the usual annotation tools (recently renamed ‘drawing tools’) along with global search functionality. The most zoomed-out maps use Natural Earth data which changes to OpenStreetMap as you zoom in. For more information on Global Roam, see the Digimap blog.

Global Digimap is in its development phase, and in return for engagement with the development process, the service will be free of charge for institutions that subscribe to another Digimap Collection. We are very keen to hear your ideas on how we can make something really useful; our contact details are below:

Email: [edina@ed.ac.uk](mailto:edina@ed.ac.uk?subject=Global Digimap) Phone: 0131 650 3302