Wants to buy new seabed maps

| 10/09/2018

Ask Auntie, CNS Local Life, Caymanian statusWill the public be able to purchase the new seabed maps recently put out by the UK?  If so, how much will they cost and where will they be available?

Auntie’s answer: While the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has given new information on the seabed to the Lands and Survey Department (see New seabed map to steer vessels to safety), an official explained that the “data was given to us with specific conditions on how it was to be used”.

Unfortunately, with regards to your question, the agreement was that the data “is for internal use only, and is not to be used for navigational purposes”.

During the meeting when the data was handed over “the question was raised” over releasing the information to third parties. The UKHO said they “will consider the request and respond at a later date”, according to the Lands and Survey Department.

No timeline for that decision was given and until permission is granted the data will be “used internally by government”.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    If you want to update your existing here are the changes.


    UKHO will be producing the new map before year end.

    • Anonymous says:

      4:42 pm can you please issue the correct web address for the information The link you posted does not work properly. It gives the error message:
      “UKHO | Page Not Found – 404
      Unfortunately, the content you are looking for is not here. There may be a misspelling in your web address, or you may have clicked a link for content that no longer exists.”