The Norwegian Mapping Authority

The Norwegian Mapping Authority has national responsibility for geographic information, and manages and coordinates work on the national geographical infrastructure in Norway. Responsibilities include organizing data and information flows between government agencies for land, marine and coastal areas in Norway and around Svalbard, and the waters around the poles.

The Norwegian Mapping Authority is the only authorized publisher of official nautical charts and borders in Norway. In addition to its cartographic work, the Norwegian Mapping Authority is also responsible for information on tides, currents and GPS corrections. The Norwegian Mapping Authority has operational responsibility for the international hydrographic service Primar and supplies official electronic nautical charts to international shipping on behalf of some 40 nations.

The Norwegian Mapping Authority is represented on the board and resource group for BarentsWatch. The Norwegian Mapping Authority provides base maps for land areas, depth maps, boundary data, etc. to BarentsWatch's map client and participates in collaborative technology and content projects.

Articles from The Norwegian Mapping Authority

Safer shipping in the High North

Safer shipping in the High North offers mariners a variety of services that are important for safe navigation, accessibility and the environment in the Arctic.

Lonely shores at Otervika on Andøya in northern Norway.

Seeking the unsullied seaside

Norway’s has one of the world’s longest coastlines. Although their natural condition cannot be described as untouched, its shores offer good opportunities for varied outdoor recreation.

Several reasons why the sea is rising

Several reasons why the sea is rising

A warmer climate leads to higher sea levels worldwide. However, this does not mean that the sea level is rising by an equivalent amount along the Norwegian coast. Tectonic uplift also plays an important role.

National Ports Directory

National Ports Directory

Detailed information about ports and harbor facilities along the norwegian coastline. An overview for people on the sea and the shipping companies.
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