There are a range of online and print map resources available:
Great Britain resources
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.
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
OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers from around the world that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more.
- Online maps of current and
Online maps from the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas.
Nations (UN) Cartography Section: Department of Field
A collection of general maps and UN mission maps from many different countries.
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) maps
A collection of maps made available by the CIA.
- European Environment
Agency: data and maps
A large collection of environment-related maps, interactive maps, and datasets.
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 Harry.West@uwe.ac.uk (GIS and Cartographic support).
Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences students, please email Angeliki.Savvantoglou@uwe.ac.uk (Senior Technical Instructor (GIS)).
Other students, please contact the library.
How to reference maps
Other referencing guides: