Orkustofnun - Geoportal

Orkustofnun Geoportal is a new web portal (December 2016) with the purpose of publishing information on the institute's data that is accessible in IEP, which will eventually be replaced by the new portal. Orkustofnun Geoportal is based on software from the company Loftmyndir ehf., which has a precise air photograh of the entire country as base layer, the same as in map.is and dozens of other projects utilising that software. Information on wells are accessible in the first version of the portal, as presented in versions of datasets based on data from the OS Well Registry that are released periodically.

Orkustofnun Geoportal is a project in development which may take significant changes in the near future. The new portal will in the beginning only present information in Icelandic. An important factor in the preparation of the new portal is to develop ways to ease the communication of information on the data of Orkustofnun, initially on wells. With this in mind, a login-tab has been included, which allows the submission of comments on geographic coordinates for wells in cases where a well is shown at an incorrect location for some reason. In addition, it is possible to submit coordinates for location of wells that are not in the OS Well Registry as well as submiting coordinates for wells that already have detailed information in the Well Registry except spatial coordinates are missing. The first version of Orkustofnun Geoportal, furthermore, included three data layes on boundaries, i.e. of present day municipalities, older data layer of estate lines and a dataset of rural districts in Iceland at their maximum number in 1950. In the near term recently updated datasets will be made available in Orkustofnun Web Portal and the aim is to add licensing and licence areas next.