Historic Digimap has been operating with a new data download facility for some time now. The previous application, labelled 'Old Historic Downloader' in the Digimap interface, will be withdrawn on Friday 11th December 2015. It will no longer be available after this date. Data orders requested from the 'Old Historic Downloader' will not be available to view under My Previous Downloads in the new Historic Download application. The new application offers exactly the same data as the old version so any data ordered from the old application can still be requested again using the new application. The new system was successfully implemented and is now operational. Should you encounter any problems please do contact EDINA on firstname.lastname@example.org to report them. The new registration system will allow users to register and instantly access Digimap Collections via email verification. This has speeded up access for new users significantly. However, it is still recommended that student are encouraged to register in advance of any practical classes. This required a period of downtime that was scheduled from 4pm Monday 26th until 9am on Wednesday 28th January. New registrations for Digimap (using the current system) closed from 4pm Monday 26th January. Digimap was unavailable all day on Tuesday 27th January, while the new system was put in place. The new registration system will allow users to register and instantly access Digimap Collections via email verification, speeding up access for new users significantly. We hope that this much improved interface for registering will help make up for new users being prevented from registering during the release period. EDINA have made improvements to the Data Download service and as a result you can now order OS MasterMap Topography Layer in formats ready for use in GIS or CAD software rather than having to convert the data first. The Basket in Data Download has also been updated to make it more obvious how you can do this. The data is available directly in DWG format for CAD software and File Geodatabase for ArcGIS and QGIS, see the following blog posts for more information: EDINA is moving all of its GIS help into a single area, rather than having it spread across the help pages of each collection. The information has been updated and is already more extensive than ever. By being in this single location it will be easier to maintain and easier for you to find: Digimap Resource Centre: GIS Digimap is a collection of services provided through EDINA, that allows registered users to view and create maps of any location in Great Britain using map data. Users can also download map data for use in other software packages, such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS), drawing software and CAD. Registration is required to use the Ordnance Survey® and Environment Digimap collections. Although registration is verified immediately via email it is recommended that registration is completed prior to any practical teaching session. Once registered you will be able to use your University login. Historic Digimap does not require this additional registration and can be used immediately. Registration is required by the providers of the information to make sure that you are aware of the terms and conditions on the use of their data. The service is provided for educational use only. Other types of use will require permission to be sought from the data provider, for example Ordnance Survey. Important note: Staff and students based at overseas campuses or on exchange overseas for a period equivalent to one academic term or longer are not eligible to use the Ordnance Survey Digimap collection, except for any period spent studying studying in or on return to the UK. Further guidance on registration is available from http://digimap.edina.ac.uk/webhelp/digimapsupport/about.htm#access/registration.htm If one site representative is unavailable, then please contact the other person or use the email address above. Available from the Digimap website are tutorials, frequently asked questions and other resources to help you discover how to use Digimap. University training sessions for groups can be arranged - please contact one of the site representatives to discuss your requirements. GIS and CAD software, Arc View and ArcGIS is available through iSolutions public workstations. iSolutions supports several other Graphics Packages such as CorelDraw which may also be suitable to use with Digimap. Source.