Environment Digimap – Available Now


We now have access to Environment Digimap from EDINA, available until 31 July 2014.

Environment Digimap is part of the Digimap Collection of on-line mapping and data delivery facilities. Users can view maps through their web browser, save maps for printing and download environmental map data for use in geographical information systems. The data in Environment Digimap comes from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

It includes satellite data providing classification of UK land cover types at a 25m resolution for the years of 1990, 2000 & 2007. The Land Cover Maps for (LCM) 2000 and 2007, which is part of the Environment Digimap dataset, includes data for Northern Ireland. See more information on this latest release at the JISC Collections website.

Individual registration is required before accessing the resource via Athens authentication. There is lots of help available, or you can contact us for more information.


Irish Population Change Atlas

The Irish Population Change Atlas, is an interactive, online resource detailing 160 years of Irish population history through which population change can be explored and researched.  It provides population data for all 32 counties within the Island of Ireland from 1841 to 2002. Data is available at Electoral Division level, at a consistent set of 3432 EDs, which is based on the 1851 Electoral Division boundaries.The data used in this population atlas is from 16 censuses, taken in both the Republic and the North of Ireland between 1841 and 2002.

Also available is the Irish Famine Data Atlas.

David Rumsey Map Collection

Map of Ireland published by G. W & C. B. Colton & Co., New York ,1869. From David Rumsey Map Collection.

The David Rumsey Map Collection contains more than 150,000 digitised maps. It focuses on rare 18th and 19th century maps of North and South America, although it also has maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. For more information on the Collection see State of the Art an article which originally appeared in Mercator’s World Magazine (Sept./Oct. 2000). Images may be reproduced or transmitted, but not for commercial use. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.


Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive

The IVRLA is a digital Humanities and Social Sciences repository, which draws on the extensive resources of archival and rare material held in University College Dublin, and allows researchers to access this material in a digitised format, from a single virtual location. The material is arranged in curated collections which can be browsed or searched.

Maps of Scotland

Maps of Scotland is a National Library of Scotland resource. You can access and view over 20,000 maps as high resolution, colour, zoomable images. The maps range from 1560 -1935. One of the early maps is Speed’s, “The Kingdome of Scotland” (1610). There are town plans, marine charts, military maps, estate maps of Scotland and maps with acompanying text from the “Bathymetrical survey of the Fresh-Water Lochs of Scotland 1897-1909″. There is also a new historical map application enabling you to embed historic maps in your website, or to display them on your mobile device or phone (including iPhone, iPad and Android mobile). The application is free.