APIs

  • Aquaculture WMS API

    The UK Aquaculture Discovery service, from the UK Hydrographic Office, provides UK EEZ Aquaculture sites information from Crown Estate Scotland and Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Northern Ireland. This product contains an API service providing a Raster OGC Web Map Service.

  • AVCS Online Discovery API

    The ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS) Online Discovery API provides free access to a trial version of the AVCS Online Web Map Service (WMS). It is intended for use by developers from organisations who are interested in becoming re-sellers of AVCS Online. The Discovery API provides you with Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) along the south coast of England. You will have access to a maximum of 2000 API calls per day at a maximum rate of 30 calls per 30 second period.

    AVCS Online gives shore-based users and planning teams access to more than 15,000 Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs), updated weekly, to support vessel tracking, voyage planning and for use in accident and emergency incidents. The inclusion of chart display settings and pick reports enables the on-board experience to be replicated from ashore.

    AVCS Online can be integrated into existing web-based systems as a standalone chart solution, or as a base layer with other layers added, to optimise the planning and support potential of the service.

    To use the AVCS Online Discovery API, follow the instructions here.

    Following your trial of the Discovery API, if you would like to become a re-seller of AVCS Online, please visit: https://www.admiralty.co.uk/working-with-us

  • Beta 100m Bathymetry WMS

    The beta Seabed Mapping 100m Web Map Service (WMS) is a simple HTTP interface for requesting georeferenced map images of the seabed around the UK derived from over 5,000 open bathymetric data sets which have been conflated into a single 100m resolution gridded surface. The surface represents a data point every 100m where data is available. The source data has not been interpolated this meaning that the WMS is not a continuous surface as only the tiles which contain source data are returned by the service.

    Why is it a beta service? The ‘beta’ label means you’re looking at the first version of the new service. During this phase, we will be continually testing and improving the service. More information on what beta means can be found here.

    If you think we’ve missed something, or would like to provide feedback, please let us know using the feedback email, here.

  • Continental Shelf Limits WMS API

    The UK Continental Shelf Limits WMS service, from the UK Hydrographic Office, provides the validated and reliable source of the UK Continental Shelf limit. This service is provided as a Raster OGC Web Map Service.

  • Marine Protected Areas WMS API

    The UK Marine Protected Areas WMS service, from the UK Hydrographic Office, provides Marine Conservation Zones (MCZ) and Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas (NCMPA) sourced from the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), Natural England, Natural Resources Wales, Scottish Natural Heritage and Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (NI). This service is provided as a Raster OGC Web Map Service.

  • Offshore Infrastructure Coverage API

    The Offshore Infrastructure service, from the UK Hydrographic Office, provides the validated and reliable source of Offshore Infrastructure objects and features. This service is provided as a Raster OGC Web Map Service.

  • Ship Routeing WMS API

    The UK EEZ Ships' Routeing Measures WMS service, from the UK Hydrographic Office, provides the UK EEZ Ships' Routeing Measures as approved by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), and/or the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) (as National Competent Authority). This service is provided as a Raster OGC Web Map Service.

  • Territorial Sea Limits and Boundaries WMS API

    The UK Territorial Sea Limits and Boundaries WMS service, from the UK Hydrographic Office, provides the validated, authoritative and reliable source of maritime limits and boundaries around the United Kingdom. This service is provided as a Raster OGC Web Map Service.

  • UK Exclusive Economic Zone WMS API

    The UK Exclusive Economic Zone WMS service, from the UK Hydrographic Office, provides the validated, authoritative and reliable source of the UK EEZ limit including UK/FRANCE boundary around the United Kingdom. This service is provided as a Raster OGC Web Map Service.

  • UK Fishing Limits WMS API

    The UK Fishing Limits WMS service, from the UK Hydrographic Office, provides the validated, authoritative and reliable source of UK maritime fishing limits around the United Kingdom. This service is provided as a Raster OGC Web Map Service.

  • UK Port Limits WMS API

    The UK Port Limits WMS service, from the UK Hydrographic Office, provides a validated, reliable source of Port and Harbour limits around the United Kingdom. This service is provided as a Raster OGC Web Map Service.

  • UK Tidal API - Discovery

    The ADMIRALTY UK Tidal API provides authoritative source of tidal height predictions for Standard and Secondary tidal level stations around the United Kingdom. Discovery provides a free 1-year subscription to access the current plus 6 days’ worth of tidal events for 607 tidal stations around the United Kingdom.

  • UK Tidal API - Foundation

    The ADMIRALTY UK Tidal API provides authoritative source of tidal height predictions for Standard and Secondary tidal level stations around the United Kingdom. Foundation provides a 1-year subscription to access the current plus 13 days’ worth of tidal events for 607 tidal stations around the United Kingdom.

  • UK Tidal API - Premium

    The ADMIRALTY UK Tidal API provides authoritative source of tidal height predictions for Standard and Secondary tidal level stations around the United Kingdom. Premium provides access to historical and the current plus 1 years’ worth of tidal events and interval predictions for 607 tidal stations around the United Kingdom.

  • Wrecks WMS API

    The UK Wrecks INSPIRE WMS service, from the UK Hydrographic Office, provides the UK EEZ Wrecks information, provided under the INSPIRE directive for the creation of a European Spatial Data Infrastructure. This product contains an API service providing a Raster OGC Web Map Service.