There are a range of online and print map resources available:

Great Britain resources

  • Digimap
    Digimap is a collection of services that deliver maps and map data of Great Britain. The map data can be downloaded to use with GIS or CAD software. 
  • MAGIC website
    The MAGIC website provides geographic information collected by environment-related government agencies. The information covers rural, urban, coastal and marine environments across Great Britain.

World and Europe resources

Please refer to the licence and terms of use for each website.



Local maps


  • Bristol Record Office
    Bristol Record Office looks after the archives of the city of Bristol (and surrounding areas) and makes them available to everybody, free of charge.
  • Know Your Place Bristol
    The Know Your Place website allows you to explore Bristol through historic maps, images and linked information. It also allows local people to share information and images about Bristol.
  • Know Your Place West of England
  • Digital mapping project covering the historic counties of Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, the former Avon area.

Other local areas in the UK

For maps of other local areas in the UK, please search online for the name of the local authority, followed by 'record office', eg South Gloucestershire record office.

Print maps in the Library

You can use the library search to find a limited selection of print maps in the library.

Support for students

If you require assistance, or additional training, in the use of geospatial software:

Faculty of Environment and Technology students, please email (GIS and Cartographic support).

Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences students, please email (Senior Technical Instructor (GIS)).

Other students, please contact the library.

How to reference maps

Other referencing guides:

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