What is the Spatial NI NIMA Portal?
The Spatial NI NIMA portal is a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) available to all NIMA participants in Northern Ireland. It is a "one stop shop" for finding spatial data and facilitates the use of this data in both web applications and desktop software.
Functionality available includes:
Who can get access to the Spatial NI NIMA Portal?
Access to the Spatial NI NIMA portal is available to all NIMA participants. This includes all Northern Ireland Civil Servants, Local Government staff and employees of approved Arm’s Length Bodies (ALB’s).
If you are unsure if your organisation is a NIMA participant, email us for advice.
How to get access to the Spatial NI NIMA Portal?
The Spatial NI NIMA portal is configured to provide a single sign-on experience for all NIMA users. This is made possible by using technology called Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS).
For Northern Ireland Civil Servants, this has already been configured for you.
For other NIMA participants, you need to have an instance of ADFS on your own infrastructure. Trust then needs to be established between your infrastructure and the Spatial NI platform. If you would like to know more on how to configure this access, email us for advice.