Useful Links


Here is a list of some Useful Links for finding out information about GIS, Ordnance Survey data and other data sources. If you have any recommendations for links to add, please email the EDINA Helpdesk at edina@ed.ac.uk

Ordnance Surveys’ GIS Zone
http://mapzone.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/giszone.html

Geographical Association GIS help
http://www.geography.org.uk/resources/gisstartshere/

Royal Geographical Society GIS help for teachers
http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Schools/Teaching+resources/GIS+resources/GIS+resources.htm

Geo news, data and services discovery
http://www.gogeo.ac.uk

Data Sources

The power of GIS is in being able to combine data from various sources to investigate and learn about a location. There is a wealth of GIS suitable data available for free online.

Ordnance Survey Open Data
http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/products/os-opendata.html

ShareGeo
http://sharegeo.ac.uk/

GB Boundary Data
http://openboundaries.edina.ac.uk

Natural Earth (worldwide datasets)
http://www.naturalearthdata.com/