July 21, 2015 — OceanWise, the leading UK supplier of Intelligent Marine and Coastal Mapping Data is pleased to announce the release of free, interactive, Marine Mapping product demonstrators available at www.oceanwise.eu/data. Built using OpenLayers, the demos allow the user to pan around a defined area and get a feel for our different data products.
We currently have individual demos for Marine Themes Vector, Marine Themes Digital Elevation Model (DEM) and Raster Charts. The application of marine data in a web service is an increasingly important requirement for many users, these demos show how map content can be delivered through a web interface whether as Web Mapping (WMS) and / or Tile Mapping (TMS) services.
These online services can be used through a web mapping interface or direct to your desktop GIS, thereby removing the headache of holding data and the need for updates. The objective of the demos is to better help businesses make more informed decisions on the purchase of data and also improve the business case for adoption of web services by making the argument easier and more compelling.
Please contact our distributors for more information on accessing OceanWise data products through web services or traditional data downloads at http://www.oceanwise.eu/about-us/distributors/.
You can access the demos using the following links:
Marine Themes Vector: http://www.oceanwise.eu/data/marine-themes/
Marine Themes DEM: http://www.oceanwise.eu/data/marine-themes-dem/
Marine Themes Raster Charts: http://www.oceanwise.eu/data/raster-charts/
Coinciding with the release of these data pages, we have been working to improve the general user experience of our website. A clearer layout with concise snippets of information and easier navigation are core principles of our new approach. Notable improvements include a revamped homepage, a sticky navigation bar and improved support for mobile devices. Changes will continue to be made to make the information about OceanWise even more interactive and easier to access.