Terms and conditions
You may use the digital data downloaded from this website subject to the following terms and conditions;
Title, copyright and all other proprietary rights in the digital data remain vested in Northern Ireland Environment Agency and Land & Property Services (LPS)/Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland (OSNI).
Northern Ireland Environment Agency does not guarantee that the digital data is free of minor errors not materially affecting performance.
You accept the digital data as delivered. Northern Ireland Environment Agency does not guarantee that the digital data will be suitable for use with any GIS or any other computer software.
You are authorised to download Northern Ireland Environment Agency digital datasets from these pages, for personal use and internal use within an organisation. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. However, you are not allowed to sell this digital data to a third party.
If you print a map containing some of this digital data, the following statement should appear on the map:
'This material is based upon Crown Copyright and is reproduced with the permission of Land & Property Services under delegated authority from the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, Crown copyright and database rights, MOU577.2 (2019). Northern Ireland Environment Agency Copyright 2019'
Maps containing all or any part of these digital datasets may not be published in hard copy or the internet without prior written permission from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency.
By downloading the digital data, you are accepting the above terms and conditions.
The following datasets are available for download. They are available as Irish National Grid or British National Grid. There is information about the attributes contained in each dataset in the text file included in each zip file.
Some of the datasets have links to more information on NIEA's website.
You can view an ArcView script, that allows you to setup a hotlink to a webpage from within ArcView to see this information.
|Natural Heritage Related Datasets||No of Records||Last Updated|
|Areas of Special Scientific Interest (ASSIs)||394||7/03/19|
|Nature Reserve (NR) and National Nature Reserve (NNR)||50||31/03/17|
|Special Areas of Conservation (SACs)||58||31/03/17|
|Special Protection Areas (SPAs)||16||31/03/17|
|Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs)||8||31/03/17|
|Landscape Character Areas||130||31/03/17|
|Northern Ireland Regional Seascape Character Assessment||24||31/03/17|
|World Heritage Site||1||31/03/17|
|Water Related Datasets||No of Records||Last Updated|
|WFD Coastal Waters (GML format)||40||10/12/10|
|WFD Coastal Waters (SHP format)||40||10/12/10|
|WFD Lakes (GML format)||60||10/12/10|
|WFD Lakes (SHP format)||60||10/12/10|
|WFD Rivers (GML format)||36,016||10/12/10|
|WFD Rivers (SHP format)||36,016||10/12/10|
|WFD Groundwaters (GML format)||67||10/12/10|
|WFD Groundwaters (SHP format)||67||10/12/10|
|WFD Transitional Waters (GML format)||14||10/12/10|
|WFD Transitional Waters (SHP format)||14||10/12/10|
|Catchment Stakeholder Groups (SHP format)||9||08/02/11|
|Catchment Stakeholder Groups (GML format)||9||08/02/11|
|WMU Local Management Areas (SHP format)||52||08/02/11|
|WMU Local Management Areas (GML format)||52||08/02/11|
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