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Marine Scotland Information

Marine Scotland Information logoMarine Scotland have launched a new information portal called Marine Scotland Information. This new web portal provides access to important contextual information for the data and resources Marine Scotland makes available online. With a particular focus on mapping and our scientific data, this site combines information from the National Marine Plan interactive (NMPi) online web mapping resource, the Marine Scotland data portal and the larger geospatial data previously hosted on Marine Scotland interactive.

The data previously held on Marine Scotland interactive has now migrated to Marine Scotland Information and will be updated there.  The MSi pages will remain online for archive and redirection purposes.

The links below have been redirected to the relevant pages on the new website

Marine Spatial Planning

Pentland Firth

Lewis 2010

The geodatabases can also be opened using ArcGIS Explorer and queried using standard SQL commands. The values used in the geodatabases can be cross-referenced using their respective Code Book files.

Examples of the commands that can be entered to query the geodatabases are given below for the Pentland Firth Geodatabase.

Query Examples

"BathID" in (2)

This query will select all the polygons within the geodatabase that are between 10 to 20m depth.

"BathID" in (2) AND "SlpID" in (1,2)

This query will select all polygons within the geodatabase that are between 10 to 20m depth and between 0 to 10° slope.

"BathID" in (2) AND "SlpID" in (1,2) AND "BufID" in (1,2,3)

This query will select all polygons within the geodatabase that are between 10 to 20m depth, between 0 to 10° slope and between 0 to 3km offshore.

After running the query, Arc Gis Explorer will create a map showing the spatial distribution of the areas identified based on the suite of parameters used. The map generated can be exported as a separate layer package and saved separately for viewing in ArcGis Explorer, View, Editor etc.