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UK Shipping Forecast Areas are now available on Living Atlas.


The UK shipping forecast has been in service since 1867, originally created to warn of storms it is now a comprehensive forecast published daily by the MET Office in conjunction with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. You can  hear it on BBC Radio 4 daily.




The UK shipping forecast boundaries and areas are published as fully accessible data which you can download and use offline or in your own web mapping. The boundaries and areas have been derived from the MET Office publication fact sheet 8, which designates the coordinate of each forecast area.


The web map has incorporated other layers available on Living Atlas including GOES weather satellite imagery, enabling visualisation of the weather for forecast areas, as well as location information of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) fleet in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.



Shipping Forecast with GOES weather imagery and RNLI Lifeboat Stations

Calculating the extent and coverage for your Bathymetry data just got easier! 



Let Keith VanGraafeiland take you on an informative journey of a geoprocessing tool that reclassifies Bathymetry data and then generates a polygon footprint for the areas where data exists.

Try it out! 


Questions or comments? are always here.

Esri and the ArcGIS for Maritime team are delighted to announce the signing of a contract with Geodatastyrelsen (GST) to implement and support a new Chart Production System for the entire organization!



You can further read about this in the press release on LinkedIn.

Do reach out to for any comments.


Co-hosted by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and Geoscience Australia, the 2018 General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) guiding committee meeting was held in Canberra, Australia.

Esri was in presence for this five day event, that included various symposiums by GEBCO. 


Hand in hand with this meeting, the Technical Sub-Committee on Ocean Mapping (TSCOM) also conducted its scrum.

ArcGIS for Maritime team is very proud to announce the election and confirmation of Ms. Caitlyn Raines as the Vice Chair of TSCOM, for a three year term!


We wish her the very best!! 













*pic courtesy Bing.