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Digimap is an online service run by EDINA offering to UK Tertiary Education free access to maps and geospatial data from a number of national data providers, including Ordnance Survey and the British Geological Survey.  The data is available either for download to use with appropriate application software, or as maps generated by Digimap online.

A wide range of data is available for England, Wales and Scotland with a smaller range available for the Isle of Man. Geological data is also available for Northern Ireland.

A general description of the service can be found at

The four map collections within Digimap to which Cambridge University has a subscription are:

  • New from 1 February 2017 Aerial Digimap Aerial imagery data at scales ranging from 1:150,000 to 1:500 available for making maps online or for download. Complete coverage of Great Britain is available.
  • (The University does not have a subscription to Marine Digimap.)

In order to access Digimap you must be a fully registered student or member of staff at the University of CambridgeThe data is available for Teaching, Educational Research, Academic Research or Limited Internal Business Use only. See below for more information on copyright and terms of use.



You need a Raven account and password. Raven passwords are available only to current staff and students of the University. All new undergraduate and postgraduate students should be given an account when they first register.

1. Logging in:
From either use the Login Button in the top right-hand corner or select the service required. When asked to 'Sign In' type 'Cambridge' in the box, select 'University of Cambridge' and enter your Raven user-id and password when requested. Further information can be found at

2. Registration:
Before you can use Digimap services you will need to register your details with Digimap and accept the licence agreements associated with each Collection. This is an automated two-step process which is described at

​​3. Class Use: Each member of a class must register for Digimap individually.



Remember that the data is available for Teaching, Educational Research, Academic Research or Limited Internal Business Use only. 

The Terms of Use are explained in the Digimap Licence Agreements at

The Frequently Asked Questions at help to clarify the uses to which the current data can be put.



Quick Reference Guides

Learning and Teaching Resources


Data Converter/Translators Reference Table

InterpOSe for Digimap

Digital mapping data translator for GIS and other mapping utilities


OS revision policy ; or look at the Ordnance Survey website at

MasterMap Guidance Notes

Mastermap FAQs



If you require further information, please contact the Cambridge University Digimap Site Representatives: 

Anne Taylor Map Department, Cambridge University Library, West Road. 01223 333041 
Philip Stickler 
Department of Geography, Downing Site. 01223 339807



If your Department does not have large format printing facilities the following may be able to help:

UIS Printroom, University of Cambridge Information Services, Roger Needham Building, 7 J J Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0RB (West Cambridge site) 01223 (7)62999

Anatomy Visual Media Group (AVMG), Department of PDN, Anatomy Building, University of Cambridge, Downing Site, CB2 3DY

Engineering Department Print Room, 1st floor of the Baker Building, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ​



OS OpenData provides free access to a selection of OS mapping datasets for Great Britain

Digimap OpenStream A web service delivering OS OpenData to the UK academic sector using open standard WMS technology. For Terms of use see

GoGeo! This service Ceased on 31 July 2016. It provided current GeoInformation news items and pointed to what data existed where

Cambridge University Library Map Resources. If Digimap does not provide the maps you want remember that the Map Department of Cambridge University Library has thousands of printed maps of Great Britain – including those published by Ordnance Survey and British geological Survey – and other parts of the World.
OS mapping from 1998 onwards The most recent detailed scales of OS mapping are not available on Digimap but can be viewed and printed from a dedicated PC in the Map Room of Cambridge University Library. Also available for viewing is large scale data of Northern Ireland from 2004 onwards.  Unfortunately none of this modern data is available to download.
ShareGeo. A spatial data repository - a place where researchers, students and lecturers at UK HEFE institutions can deposit data for anyone to download and use. 

The University has a Subscription to agcensus - another EDINA product - which provides grid square agricultural census data for England, Scotland and Wales. Map and download data is derived from Agricultural and Horticultural Censuses of Great Britain. Provides realistic estimates of what is produced, how much is produced and where it was produced.

Opening hours


9:00-12:45 and 14:00-17:10 *


9:00-12:45 and 14:00-16:50 *


Closed **

* Monday to Friday 12:45-14:00: If you wish to continue working through the lunch period we can transfer items to the Munby Rare Books Reading Room.

** Items ordered before 12.45 on Friday can be consulted in the Manuscripts Reading Room. No fetching or transferring is possible on Saturdays. Please contact the Map Room to discuss your requirements.

Contact us

Map Department 
Cambridge University Library 
West Road 
CB3 9DR 


+44 (0) 1223 333041
+44 (0) 1223 333042