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Raster Charts eXcluding Land (XL) Data now extended to include the Arabian Gulf

OceanWise, UK leaders in the provision of intelligent Marine and Coastal Mapping data, has extended its Raster Charts XL dataset to include the Arabian Gulf.

Based on the familiar nautical chart series, Raster Charts give contextual marine information dovetailed with terrestrial mapping to provide a rich background layer in support of Marine Planning. Raster Charts XL has had all land and land-based features removed, thereby allowing users to combine the marine raster data with a choice of more accurate, up-to-date and attractive land mapping data options. In addition, meta-features such as scale bars, source data diagrams and title blocks have been removed meaning they no longer hide more useful information.

Raster Charts XL is available as a Dataset in desktop GIS and as a Data Service for web mapping applications, providing a more user-friendly background.

Raster Chart XL coverage now includes UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and the newly released Arabian Gulf. This product extension forms part of OceanWise’ ongoing commitment to product development.

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