Digimap have recently updated their Marine Service to give it the look and feel of the hugely sucessful Digimap ROAM. This includes features such as slippy maps and faster map generation. To allow users to have a look at the new interface and explore the data it serves, Digimap are offereing a free trial of the service for a limitted period.
Marine Roam provides the only available online mapping tool for Hydrospatial data, a comprehensive dataset of features found in the marine environment, including buoys, wrecks, windfarms, sandbanks, flora and fauna, as well as transportation and socio-economic use information. Marine Roam is currently available as a beta service.
Any staff member at a UK Higher or Further Education Institution can request a free trial. EDINA will issue one username and password per institution which may be shared with anyone at that institution wishing to try the facility. Passwords will be valid until 31 March 2011. To request your free trial, send an email to the
EDINA Helpdesk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please feel free to pass this message to others who may be interested or request your trial account. In the meantime, here is a screenshot of the service showing the area around Mumbles Head near Swansea. Loads of detail on the depth of the water and the position of wrecks. Sign up and explore.