EDINA is very pleased to announce that Digimap Roam will be updated on Thursday 17th May 2018 to the new version currently available as beta. This change will apply to all Digimap Collections. The beta version has been available since November 2017 and as a result of feedback we have continued to improve it, adding […]
On 3rd October 2017, we released a Beta version of a new Roam mapping client for Digimap’s Ordnance Survey Collection. OS Roam – Beta is available next to the existing version, simply log in to the Digimap service and select Ordnance Survey Collection to view the new beta version: Whilst the functionality remains the same, we hope you […]
As mentioned at Geoforum earlier this year, we’re currently working hard on a new version of Digimap Roam. The new-look application will bring Digimap Roam, the online mapping tool in the Digimap family, bang up to date with the latest web technologies available. Whilst the functionality will remain the same, the look and feel of the […]
Aerial Digimap updates March/April 2017 has been a busy couple of months for the Data Team who have been working hard to process a huge area of updated aerial imagery data from the data supplier, Getmapping. TheÂ update consists of around 80,000 individual 1km tiles, all captured in 2015, which is approximately 30% of the country. […]
We have updated a number of key datasets in Jan/Feb 2017 in the Ordnance Survey collection of Digimap. These updates bring the datasets available from Digimap inline with the latest versions published by Ordnance Survey. Of particular note are the updates to the two most detailed mapping products available from Ordnance Survey: OS MasterMap Topography […]
OS Open Map – Local (OML) was recently added to the Digimap Roam application, giving users the ability to create maps online with a detailed, vector open dataset. OML is the most detailed vector mapping product available from Ordnance Survey as Open Data. We have added this dataset to the following map views in Digimap […]
A number of datasets were updated last month in both the Ordnance Survey and Geology collections. In the Ordnance Survey Collection we also added the new OS MasterMap Highways Network to the service. The screen grab below shows the detail included in the Highways Network; there will be a separate blog post about this dataset […]
This summer our cartographic team have been busy working on a new style for OS MasterMap Topography layer. These are the maps displayed at the three most detailed zoom levels in Digimap OS Roam. The original style, created more than ten years ago, followed the official style published by Ordnance Survey and has undergone little […]
AÂ number of datasets available through the Ordnance Survey collection in Digimap have been updated over the summer as show in the tables below. OS Data Download: Product Name OSÂ Publication Date OS MasterMap Topography Layer June 2016 OS VectorMap Local Raster July 2016 OS Terrain 5 (DTM) July 2016 OS Terrain 5 (Contours) July 2016 OS […]
Last week (3rd March) we released a new version of Digimap which includes a number of changes that may be of interest to our growing user base. Our set-up allows us to release new versions withoutÂ requiring any downtime so theÂ recent changes areÂ highlighted below as they may not be obvious at first glance.
Greyscale versions of the 1:25,000 Colour Raster and 1:50,000 Colour Raster have been added to OS Roam
We have added greyscale versions of the 1:25,000 Colour Raster and 1:50,000 Colour Raster products in the Roam client of the Ordnance Survey Collection. These can be selected using the Basemaps drop-down.
The new greyscale versions make it much easier to see your annotations on top of the basemap. The greyscale versions can be saved and printed like all other basemaps available in OS Roam.
Warning about losing changes in all Roam clients
If you customise a map in one of the Roam clients, for example by modifying the layers that are displayed or by creating annotations on the map, then press the browsers back button or navigate away from RoamÂ you will now see a warning prompt advising you that you may lose your changes. The prompt that is displayed in Chrome is shown below:
The prompt is not displayed if you have saved the map, printed the map, or exported the annotations.
Updates to theÂ Open/Save wording in all Roam clients
We have updated the text on the Open and Save menus in all Roam clients to make it clearer what each option does:
Open > Saved maps allows you to open any maps you have previously created and saved within Roam.
Open > Import annotationsÂ is where you go to import external datasets in to Roam (we currently support the import ofÂ datasets inÂ Shapefile,Â KML,Â GPX,Â CSV, andÂ GeoJSON formats).
Save > Save map will save the current map extents along with any annotations to Digimap for retrieval at a later date.
Save > Export annotations allows you to export annotations fromÂ RoamÂ as an external dataset for use GIS/CADÂ (we currently support the export of datasets in Shapefile, KML, and GeoJSON formats).
Background mapping in Data Download of all Collections is now shown in greyscale
The background mapping data in all Data Download clients has been converted to greyscale:
This makes it much easier to see the availability and reference grids in these applications.
We hope you enjoy using these new features. We are continually improving the service so if you have any suggestions for improvements to the service please get in touch:
- Phone: 0131 650 3302
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org