Category Archives: Mapping

UK Submarine Cable Landing Maps

For the UK, a pretty definitive maps of submarine cables are held by KIS-ORCA (their cable awareness maps) at http://www.kis-orca.eu/downloads/. In their downloads section they have pdf maps for the whole of the UK coastline showing the landing points of submarine cables.

Here are some captures from April 2013:

English Channel
Irish Sea
South West
North Sea (north west)
North Sea (central)
North Sea (southern)

They also have a superb interactive map at Interractive Map which is a map with switchable layers for power cables, oil pipelines, wind turbines, and so on.

A Google earth version is here:http://www.justmagic.com/GoogleMaps_SubmarineCables.html

Other sources are the TeleGeography map at http://www.submarinecablemap.com/

There is also Greg’s Cable map which although a useful source, appears to be work in progress. http://www.cablemap.info/

For industry updates, I recommend: http://www.subtelforum.com/articles/about-us/overview/. The excellent Submarine Cable Almanac is available for download, and is the best resource I have found for active cables including technical specifications and landing points, with maps.

Danish mapping application:Here (select Interactive Map)

TATA map (Flash)

KML Cable file for Google Earth (from Greg’s Cable Map)

Telegeography Map