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Mapping – OS Map Tiles
To help with the recording of accurate biological data the NBN Secretariat can supply Ordnance Survey map tiles for use within Recorder.
The use of Ordnance Survey map tiles enables users to accurately store and manage biological data by visually pin pointing sightings as opposed to entering eight figure grid references.
The map tiles are available free of charge to anyone who wishes to record their biological records at precise locations. They are provided on a set of five CD’s which contains all 812 map tiles covering England, Scotland and Wales in areas of 20 by 20 km.
The licence has been agreed only for use within Recorder software and because of this each tile is encrypted in such a way as to prevent their use in any other software, including Geographic Information System (GIS) packages. Encryption keys are available free of charge from the NBN Trust Secretariat to registered users of Recorder. If you want to use the map tiles in Recorder 6 you will also need to obtain the Recorder 6 version of the map installer software from the NBN Trust Secretariat
If you wish to order a set of map tiles please contact us