Images, Maps & Audiovisual Resources for Architecture & Civil Engineering
Important: it is your responsibility to find out whether, and in what ways, you are permitted to use images from any of the following databases. Please refer to copying images & the Law, and the terms & conditions of the relevant databases below. In addition to the resources shown here, you might also like to view the cross-subject list of image, film & media resources.
Sound recordings including art, design & architecture interviews, classical, world & jazz recordings, public debates and radio recordings. Members of the University are allowed, for educational purposes, to search, save or print sections and to incorporate sections in print or electronic course packs/VLEs on a secure environment (with appropriate acknowledgement of the source, listing title & copyright owner). For public display or performance of any part of the archive (e.g. conference or seminar), a public performance licence for the specific work/works used would be required. Access is limited by licence to users in the UK.
This sketchbook, now held in the Glasgow School of Art archive, was taken by Charles Rennie Mackintosh on his tour of Italy, France and Belgium in 1891. The online version retraces Mackintosh's route via interactive 19th century Baedeker maps, and shows his sketches alongside present day photographs of the same locations (photographs provided by David Buri and George Rawson).
Produced by the British Museum, this is a searchable database of around 2 million objects selected from the huge range of the Museum's collections. The database includes images, descriptive and historical information and references to further information for each object included.
Before you use Digimap: you will need to register your BUCS username and password with EDINA. This is a personal registration and you MUST NOT share your username & password with anyone: follow instructions to register. The collection lets you access, draw and download Ordnance Survey digital map data. It contains the following two resources:
Ordnance Survey maps and data
Features present-day maps, ranging from small-scale road maps to large-scale, finely detailed mapping showing individual buildings. The service includes:
- Roam - the basic service, to view or print a small map quickly
- Carto - draw maps at any scale and print them at up to A0 size, with features that you choose and combine from different types of map data
- Data download services
Historic maps from Landmark
View images of historic Ordnance Survey maps dating from 1843 to 1996. Up to 4 maps of the same location but different dates can be viewed simultaneously. Print maps and download image data for use in GIS and image processing software.
A digital library of photographs of England's Listed Buildings.
- Previously Film and Sound Online: collections of film and video covering all subjects. Films are of high quality. They are fully downloadable, either in full, or as segments. They can be used freely in learning, teaching and research. You can browse by subject. You can also download 'preview' film clips that demonstrate the range of available content.
- Accessing JISC MediaHub: after you enter, click on Login via UK Federation & then select the University of Bath from the drop-down menu. After agreeing to terms & conditions, enter your BUCS username & password. Then click on 'Explore' & 'By Collection'.
NTRS provides access to the NIX Collection of citations, images, photos, movies and videos downloaded from the NASA Image eXchange (the images are generally available for educational and information purposes but please check the copyright statement with each individual image). The site also includes citations and documents created or sponsored by NASA, and its predecesoor, NACA, from 1915 to date.
An online video resource with a broad range of programmes on civil engineering subjects, including case studies, technical guidance and interviews with leading industry figures. Registration required.
Oxford Art Online gives full text, searchable access to four online reference works: Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics and the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Links to other web resources also included.
This resource gives access to a collection of online illustrated talks by architects and related designers. Note: the resource requires Macromedia Flash to be installed on your PC. There is an option to download this plug-in on the Pidgeon Digital site.
A multimedia resource for teaching, research and professional activity in urban design and includes the physical design, management, planning and use of buildings and landscape in terms of their relationship to public and open space. The service gathers and re-publishes multimedia material contributed by professional bodies, practitioners, academics and students. It also researches and creates new resources.
Includes over 100,000 images from national collections in art, design, sculpture and architecture. Images are freely available and copyright cleared for use in teaching, learning and research in the UK. Permission must be obtained for any other use. See the terms and conditions for full usage rights.