Digital interfaces (API amd WMS)
In addition to the reference routes being available at Routeinfo.no, digital interfaces have been set up so that the routes can be included and further developed in other commercial and non-commercial navigation services. This practice is based on the Norwegian Licence for Open Government Data (NLOD).
This means that users of routeinfo.no can also come across these sailing routes in other services, and that various route planning tools can use the route information. Developers of navigation systems and services can subscribe to news about the digital interfaces, new versions, and updates. You can register here
Digital routes can be used in electronic chart systems (ECDIS/ECS), and are currently available in the PRIMAR chart catalogue. More details
An API (Application Programming Interface) solution is available to make it easier for providers of other navigation services to incorporate the Norwegian Coastal Administration’s digital route planning into their own systems. See link to API version 2
The reference routes for navigation can also be found in various GIS and map tools as a WMS service.
WMS Address: https://a3cloudmap.kystverket.no/wms.ashx
Title: Reference routes for navigation
Development of products based on official routes that are quality assured by the Norwegian Coastal Administration can stimulate value creation and help ensure that even more navigators use the routes in the large range of services.
Commercial use of reference routes enables Norwegian routes to be viewed together with route information from other countries. It can give navigators a more comprehensive picture of the international route system from the port of departure to the destination, and make voyages safer and more efficient, as well as reduce fuel consumption, leading to environmental benefits.
See the example from the Australian route service