Guidance


Need assistance using the Spatial NI NIMA Portal or accessing content from it to use in other applications.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) or our guidance documentation below. (The guides will open as a PDF document in a new browser tab)


Find out information on the types of services that Spatial NI provide and a view a service functionality matrix.

Spatial NI Guide Guide Summary
Spatial NI Web Services Factsheet Find out information on the types of web services that Spatial NI provide. Open Guide
Spatial NI Functionality Matrix View the list of functions that can be performed on Spatial NI services Open Guide

Find out the process for correctly supplying data to Spatial NI. This can be either via physical data transfer or web service harvest.

First time data supply

Spatial NI Guide Guide Summary
Data Supply Process - first time supply View the supply process for new data to be hosted by Spatial NI. Open Guide
Data Supply Process - scheduled updates View the supply process for updates to data already hosted by Spatial NI. Open Guide
Data Preparation Guidelines Guidance on preparing data to be hosted by Spatial NI. Open Guide
Metadata Template Metadata template which must be completed for all data supplied to Spatial NI. (Download is an editable PDF document) Download

Spatial NI provides access to a gallery of web applications. Find out below how to supply details of an application to Spatial NI.

Spatial NI Guide Guide Summary
Gallery Application Supply Form Form for supplying a web application to be made available in the Spatial NI gallery Download

NIMA Portal Guides

Spatial NI Guide Guide Summary
Spatial NI NIMA Portal Guide Discover how to navigate the Spatial NI NIMA portal Open Guide
Spatial NI NIMA Map Viewer Guide Discover how to use the Spatial NI NIMA Map Viewer Open Guide
Spatial NI NIMA Orthophotography Viewer Guide Discover how to use the Spatial NI NIMA Orthophotography Viewer Open Guide

Discover how to leverage Spatial NI services within your organisation's ArcGIS online (AGOL).

Quick Reference Guides

Spatial NI Guide Guide Summary
Access Procedure Find out how to get access to Spatial NI services for your organisations AGOL. Open Guide
Access Form Form for requesting access to Spatial NI services. (Download is a word document) Download
Service Registration Find out how to register Spatial NI services in your organisations AGOL. Open Guide
Basemap Gallery Find out how to add a Basemap to the Basemap Gallery of your organisations AGOL. Open Guide
Configuring a geocode service Find out how to configure the Spatial NI geocoding service in your organisations AGOL. Open Guide

Discover how to leverage Spatial NI services within your organisation's ArcGIS Enterprise (Portal).

Quick Reference Guides

Spatial NI Guide Guide Summary
Access Procedure Find out how to get access to Spatial NI services for your organisations portal. Open Guide
Access Form Form for requesting access to Spatial NI services. (Download is a word document) Download
Service Registration Find out how to register services in your organisations portal. Open Guide
Configuring a geocode service Find out how to configure the Spatial NI geocoding service in your organistions portal. Open Guide

Spatial NI web services can be leveraged using the ESRI JavaScript API.

Quick Reference Guides

Spatial NI Guide Guide Summary
Access Procedure Find out how to access Spatial NI services for use in your ESRI JavaScript application. Open Guide
Access Form Form for requesting access to Spatial NI services. (Download is a word document) Download
ESRI JavaScript API Guide View our quick reference guide on the ESRI JavaScript API. Open Guide

Full details on the ESRI JavaScript API can be found here.

Spatial NI web services can be leveraged using the OpenLayers API.

Quick Reference Guides

Spatial NI Guide Guide Summary
Access Procedure Find out how to access Spatial NI services for use in your OpenLayers application. Open Guide
Access Form Form for requesting access to Spatial NI services. (Download is a word document) Download
OpenLayers Guide View our quick reference guide on OpenLayers. Open Guide

Full details on the OpenLayers API can be found here.

Spatial NI web services can be leveraged using the Leaflet API.

Quick Reference Guides

Spatial NI Guide Guide Summary
Access Procedure Find out how to access Spatial NI services for use in your Leaflet application. Open Guide
Access Form Form for requesting access to Spatial NI services. (Download is a word document) Download
Leaflet Guide View our quick reference guide on Leaflet. Open Guide

Full details on the Leaflet API can be found here.

Spatial NI web services have been optimised for use in ArcGIS Pro. Find out how to use them by browsing the guides below.

Guides

Spatial NI Guide Guide Summary
Spatial NI NIMA Portal Services: ArcGIS Pro Discover how to connect to and use services from the Spatial NI NIMA portal within ArcGIS Pro. Open Guide
Spatial NI AGOL Services: ArcGIS Pro Discover how to connect to and use Spatial NI services from AGOL within ArcGIS Pro. Open Guide


Spatial NI web services can be used in ArcMap. Find out how to use them by browsing the guides below.

Complete Guide

Spatial NI Guide Guide Summary
Spatial NI NIMA Portal Services: ArcMap Discover how to connect to and use Spatial NI services within ArcMap. Open Guide
Spatial NI AGOL Services: ArcMap Discover how to connect to and use Spatial NI services from AGOL within ArcMap. Open Guide


Other Portal Users

ArcMap was never designed for the way GIS professionals now use web services. As such, you can only connect to one instance of ArcGIS Enterprise at a time.

We are encouraging those customers who need to consume services from their own portal in addition to Spatial NI to review their processes and workflows and consider moving to web based solutions or ArcGIS Pro.

As a temporary solution, we will provide connection files for a period of 6 months to facilitate this migration.

To be added to the list to receive updates of these files, please contact us.

Spatial NI Guide Guide Summary
Spatial NI ArcMap Connection File Guide Discover how to use the Spatial NI connection files in ArcMap. Open Guide

Spatial NI Connection Files Month End of Supply
Spatial NI Connection Files 1 - April 2019 October 2019 Download

Spatial NI provides OGC compliant web services. Find out what these are and how to use them below.

Quick Reference Guides

Spatial NI Guide Guide Summary
Spatial NI OGC Services Factsheet Find out how to login to the Spatial NI NIMA Portal Open Guide
Access to Spatial NI OGC Services Find out how to login to the Spatial NI NIMA Portal Open Guide
OGC Access Form Form for requesting access to Spatial NI OGC services. Download
Using the Spatial NI OGC Services - ArcGIS Pro View our guide on how to use Spatial NI OGC services in ArcGIS Pro. Open Guide
Using the Spatial NI OGC Services - ArcMap View our guide on how to use Spatial NI OGC services in ArcMap. Open Guide
Using the Spatial NI OGC Services - QGIS View our guide on how to use Spatial NI OGC services in QGIS. Open Guide
Using the Spatial NI OGC Services - MapInfo View our guide on how to use Spatial NI OGC services in MapInfo. Open Guide

For details and support on using the OGC services in other software, please contact us.