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Access is via your University of Cumbria login details - enter your university email address and password. 

Having Logged in, registration is required under the terms of the licence. It is an automated two-step process:

  1. Register your details with Digimap
  2. Accept the licence agreements associated with each Collection

Full Details

The following Landmark historic map data is available through Historic Digimap:
  • The first County Series survey; published 1843 to 1893, scales 1:2,500 and 1:10,560
  • The first County Series revision; published 1891 to 1912, scales 1:2,500 and 1:10,560
  • The second County Series survey; published 1904 to 1939, scales 1:2,500 and 1:10,560
  • The third County Series survey; published 1919 to 1939, scales 1:2,500 and 1:10,560
  • The first survey/overhaul to the National Grid; published dates from 1945, scales 1:1,250 (urban areas), 1:2,500 (rural areas), 1:10,560/1:10,00 (moorland and highland areas)
  • The first National Grid revision
  • The second National Grid revision
  • The third National Grid revision
  • The fourth National Grid revision.  

Date Range

Landmark County maps 1843-1939.
National Grid maps 1945-1996. 
 

Features

Users can also download Ordnance Survey map data for use in other software packages, such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS), drawing software and CAD.
 
Up to 4 maps of the same location but different dates can be viewed simultaneously. 
 

Search Tips

Search by place name or postcode, or click on map, or search by historic county or parish.  On screen help is available. 
 

Other information

If you are experiencing muddled up maps in Internet Explorer 10 then there is a quick and simple solution to the problem. If you press F12 on your keyboard you will open up a set of options at the bottom of the browser. One option is the Browser Mode, if you change this to Internet Explorer 9 then the maps will no longer get mixed up. There are more details and some images to help with this problem on the Digimap blog.
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