Marine Mapping Agreement for Northern Ireland
OceanWise is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract to provide the Government of Northern Ireland with marine mapping. The award reinforces OceanWise as the primary supplier of marine mapping to both the public and private sectors in the UK. The agreement includes Marine Themes, Marine Themes DEM and Raster Charts XL (eXcluding Land) provided in the form of datasets and as OGC compliant web services. The data will be used to support desktop GIS and as input to web based applications.
Aoibheann Rooney, from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in Northern Ireland, explains, “OceanWise provided everything we required and has a proven track record of offering excellent customer service and value for money. They were the only supplier able to provide nautical charts with the land area removed, so we are able to offer this in combination with more appropriate mapping from Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland”.
The agreement means that OceanWise is able to push ahead with further product enhancements, such as greater land-sea integration in collaboration with the UK’s land mapping agencies, OSGB and OSNI, and provide more of its data products as web services.