A web-based Geographical Information System (GIS) is a online tool to represent spatial information over the internet. It allows the public, government, education and commercial organizations to access spatial information with added functionality to pan, zoom and query the information in the form of an interactive map. Using the GIS portal people can easily access maps related to fish species distribution, migration, river barriers and migratory patterns for the North Sea region.

WebGIS for the Living North Sea

The LNS WebGIS is an ongoing element of the Living North Sea project. Datasets provided by the partners of the project are currently being prepared to input to the WebGIS. The WebGIS is a tool to share knowledge between countries and sectors, on fish populations and migratory fish routes using interactive maps. It can act as a source for both data and information for teaching, education, and research and provides public and policy-makers with access to electronic map-based information as a resource for planning and decision making.

The WebGIS will form the basis for a coastal Atlas. To read more about electronic coastal atlases, click here.

To access the LNS web-based GIS maps, please click on the following links:

Historical Population of fish species in North Sea River Basin Districts

Other WebGIS versions using Google Earth and ArcGIS Server

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