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Our collection of online, print and manuscript maps.

Printed maps

'Some officers studying a map of newly captured ground.' From the papers of Field Marshal (Earl) Haig (1861-1928) NLS: http://digital.nls.uk/74549408

Search for printed maps on SAULCAT

We have a complete collection of Ordnance Survey maps running from no.1 - no.204. You can find these maps on SAULCAT, our Library catalogue.

You can consult these maps on a reference only basis, this means you can view the maps within the Library. To request a map that has the loan type 'Reference Only', please email our Collections team to arrange a time. We may need a day or so advance notice to organise the maps for you.

Manuscript and pre 1900 printed maps

Pre 1900 and manuscript maps are held in Special Collections

 

Older maps and those within manuscript collections are held in Special Collections. Although some manuscript maps appear on the online archive catalogue, many are uncatalogued, so please contact Special Collections for information about specific items.

There is also a paper catalogue for our map collection which can be found in the Reference area on Level 2 of the Main Library:

Please ask at the Library Service Desk for help.

Contact Special Collections to organise a time to consult pre1900 maps. Access to certain maps will require advance notice.

Digimap

Digimap provides online maps and geospatial data. It consists of two applications, one for viewing, annotating and printing maps online (choose the Roam option) and one which allows you to download data and load it into a GIS or CAD package (choose the Data Download option)

​We have access to the following Digimap Databases

 

Digimap OS - Ordnance Survey Maps of Great Britain

Roam Quick Guide

Data Download Quick Guide

Digimap Environment Image

Digimap Environment - Land Cover Maps of Great Britain & Northern Ireland from

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)

Roam Quick Guide

Data Download Quick Guide

Digimap Marine

Digimap Marine - spatial data and marine charts for the waters around Great Britain

Roam Quick Guide

Data Download Quick Guide

 

Getting Started

Watch this Introductory Video to Digimap Roam using the Ordnance Survey Collection

NLS Georeferencer Pilot

An interesting interactive project

Here is information about this pilot from http://maps.nls.uk/projects/georeferencer/help.html:

"This pilot application offers an easy and enjoyable way to georeference historical maps, so that they can be displayed as an overlay in Google Earth and the Google Earth browser plug-in."

Freely available resources

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