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Your guide to finding maps and mapping data

Maps, both print and digital, can be a useful source of information across a range of different disciplines. Current town and land maps can provide many levels of detail across a range of infrastructure, while historical maps can demonstrate development across the centuries. Other thematic maps also offer Social and Physical Science disciplines the chance to map societal or environmental trends.

The printed map collection is on Level 4. Special Collections also contains some printed historic maps. Online access to maps is provided through Digimap. Once registered, you can login using your campus ID. Find out more about Digimap on the Digimap page.

Printed Maps

The Philip Robinson Library has a collection of Ordnance Survey and Geological Survey maps, with indexes to the maps kept on top of the map cabinets.

This guide outlines the detailed contents of the collection and gives hints on finding maps in the Philip Robinson Library. This handout also provides some help deciphering scale.

Freely available mapping services