The Norwegian Mapping authority is a Board member, National Contact Point for Norway and participates in the working groups for Communication, Strategy, Technical issues, Geoportal, and Cloud and Cascading Services. A new geoportal for Arctic SDI services was released on June 26th 2018.


The Arctic SDI Geoportal provides free and open access to geospatial data and services for any user; to support and facilitate monitoring, management and decision making, and support sustainable development in the Arctic. Specifically, the Arctic SDI Geoportal facilitates the discovery, visualization, evaluation, download and integration of geographic data from a variety of sources for the Arctic. The Arctic SDI Geoportal is the result of cooperative efforts between the National Mapping Agencies (NMAs) of the eight Arctic Council Member countries.


You can find places around the Arctic by typing a place name, and find datasets, dataset series and services using a metadata search; You can show layers grouped by theme or data provider; Using the Map Publishing tool you can create an embedded map for your own website; There are tools to share the map, or measure distances and areas, and tools to see coordinates or to pan to specific coordinates and add markers. By registering a user account, you can  utilize additional features of the service. Learn more about how to use the Arctic SDI Geoportal by reading the User Guide.


The Norwegian Mapping Authority’s Hydrographic Service is a member of the Arctic Regional Hydrographic Commission (ARHC), where seaports from Canada, Denmark, Norway, Russia, the United States, Iceland and Finland collaborate on mapping in the Arctic. This year the Norwegian Mapping Authority’s Hydrographic Service is organising the 8th annual conference, taking place September 11th-13th, 2018 in Svalbard.