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Marine Mapping Agreement for Northern Ireland

An agreement to provide the Department of Agriculture, Environment, The Agri-Food Biosciences Institute and the Loughs Agency with marine mapping has been won by OceanWise. 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.
Aoibheann Rooney, from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in Northern Ireland, explains, “OceanWise were able to meet all our requirements for both desktop and web-based applications while also providing great value for money. They were the only supplier able to provide nautical charts with the land area removed resulting in greater integration between terrestrial and marine mapping and which is beneficial to decision making in many areas of marine management.”
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 and provide more of its data products as web services.
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