Spatial NI is Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland’s web mapping platform.
It provides you with access to not only Ordnance Survey’s authoritative mapping data, but other geospatial information from multiple providers across the public and private sectors.
Spatial NI is designed to be a “one-stop-shop” for finding and using geospatial data relating to Northern Ireland. Our free to use, web accessible mapping application allows you to “mash up” information on a map to provide a deeper understanding of topics that impact our lives.
Components of Spatial NI
The Spatial NI platform is made up of a number of components and each of these has been designed for a specific purpose. Find out more below:
Spatial NI Website
The Spatial NI website enables the public citizen to view and interrogate OSNI maps with other spatial data. It also contains a handy gallery of other mapping applications.
Spatial NI has been in existence for over 10 years and has continually evolved to meet the needs of all users. Follow our timeline below to see the major development milestones for the Spatial NI platform:
Creation of Spatial NI
Spatial NI was created from the need to comply with the European Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) Directive.
Spatial NI was enhanced with the addition of a new public website incorporating a make-a-map function and a small gallery of featured story maps.
Spatial NI underwent an expansion in infrastructure with the introduction of additional servers to cope with the increased demand for web based mapping services.
Spatial NI Strategy
A strategy was developed to steer the direction of Spatial NI from 2015 to 2020.
Spatial NI has undergone a move to cloud based infrastructure and has been re-developed to improve performance and resilience. It has also been rebranded as a service from Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.
The Spatial NI platform is a large complex IT system that is widely used by the government and citizens of Northern Ireland. Check out some of our key statistics below:
Spatial NI has approximately 20000 unique visitors each month
Spatial NI services are embedded into 60 other government applications
Spatial NI provides technical support to over 30 customers per month
Spatial NI hosts 512 datasets available for environmental purposes under INSPIRE
Spatial NI makes available over 250 web mapping services to NIMA participants
Spatial NI serves 30 OSNI open data services to Open Data NI
About Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland
Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland (OSNI) is the official producer of high quality, accurate and current geographic mapping data for Northern Ireland.
Public and private sector customers rely on our products and services to support their business needs and those of their end users.
Ordnanace Survey of Northern Ireland (OSNI) is part of Land & Property Services (LPS) within the Department of Finance.
LPS collects, processes and manages land and property information in supoort of economic and social development in Northern Ireland.