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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

Web Map of the World Port Index Twenty Fifth Edition is now on Living Atlas.


The Twenty-Fifth Edition of Pub 150, World Port Index gives the location, characteristics, known facilities, and available services of a ports, shipping facilities and oil terminals throughout the world.


The World Ports Index Web Map includes enriched information combining the information found throughout all the released information from the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Created and shared from ArcGIS Pro and through the use of Attribute Domains the feature attribution is readable and hopefully useful to your mapping.
Layers within the web map include ports by their physical type (e.g. Natural Coastal, River Basin etc), maximum size of vessel and ports that include an oil terminal.
Have a look to explore the ports of the world!