- Published: 18 April 2018 18 April 2018
Vattenfall have procured OceanWise Raster Charts XL (eXcluding Land) as a seamless Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) for Northern Europe. Based on standard nautical charts, and therefore with a familiar look and feel, Raster Charts XL are marine charts which have had all the land and other non-marine features removed.
Meta-features such as scale bars, source data diagrams and title blocks have been removed meaning they no longer hide more useful information. Removing the land means Vattenfall can combine the WMTS with their own sources of land mapping data to give improved coverage in the coastal zone. Vattenfall, who see significant growth opportunities within wind power, continue to expand offshore wind in the North Sea, including the UK.