The purpose of Spatial NI is to allow ease of access to LPS base mapping and NI Geographic Information to the public sector and the citizen. It has been designed so it can be used by both technical and non technical users who wish to unleash the full potential of GI within their own business areas.
As a user on Spatial NI, you can see:
You can get an idea of what data is freely available to view by opening the Map Viewer.
Advanced users may also be interested in accessing our ‘Spatial NI for INSPIRE’ geoportal where other data is available, as well as additional GIS functionality. To see a list of the other data available on Spatial NI for INSPIRE, check out our data catalogue.
For further information on this data and the process for gaining access to view it, please contact the Spatial NI team.
Please note that some components of the site may not work in older browsers.
The Spatial NI team can work with data in a number of different formats including:
If you have data that you would like to be considered for hosting on Spatial NI, please contact the Spatial NI team to discuss the options available to you. Please note that not all data will be suitable for publishing on Spatial NI.
Spatial NI allows you to view a wide range of data on detailed mapping and aerial imagery of Northern Ireland. This lets you layer data on maps and be in a better position to review, analyse, visualise and understand previously unseen patterns, gaps, issues or problems. Analysing data in this way can lead to improved decision making.
You can download and share the location information you need from the portal, safe in the knowledge that a team of experts are ready to provide assistance if you need it.
Spatial NI gives you the ability to visualise data on maps which is invaluable when presenting findings to different groups inside and outside of an organisation.
Tracking down data can be a difficult task. Spatial NI provides a centralised portal for the majority of NI’s public sector location data and in most instances there is no charge for using it.
Data providers can store their datasets in this central location, reassured by the fact that it meets required legal standards and is backed up daily.
Spatial NI also provides a platform for public sector bodies to comply with the EU INSPIRE Directive.