Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Landmap and Digimap


Landmap have announced that they will no longer be receiving funds from JISC to enable the service to be free to academic institutions.  The consequences of this are

  • from Janaury 2014, the service will still be available, but there will be no further content updates, and no helpdesk available, by phone or email
  • in addition, if the service crashes it may be some time before it is available again
  • from 1st August 2014, the situation is uncertain
You should also note that, all data downloaded from Landmap, except UKMap data, can still be used beyond July 2014 as long as they are used in accordance with the original terms and conditions agreed on through the individual service registration and by institutional licensing.

UKMap data is only licensed until 30 September 2014. All users and institutions are required to remove UKMap data, including copies, derived data and backups from all devices and may be asked to provide evidence of their compliance. Names of users who accessed UKMap data will be supplied to The Geoinformation Group (TGG), owners of the UKMap data, for verification purposes. 

Alternative sources of funding for Landmap are being sought, but if you are using this service or need data for a project or dissertation, you are strongly encouraged to access and download this data before 31 July 2014.

On Digimap, we are pleased to be able to announce that we have access to Digimap Environment until the end of July 2014 on a trial basis.  This resource uses data from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH).

Please pass any comments on either of these two resources to the Academic Support Librarian for ELS, Tracy Breheny  : t.m.breheny@salford.ac.uk

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