The project GIS mapping system is aimed primarily at Recreation, Conservation and Tourism managers and is not aimed at promoting any activity or location. Further some recreational activities may not be shown due to management issues. The help videos page should provide you with all the information required to use the system.   If you require further information on the project or using the GIS mapping system please contact us

  • All of the data collected in the survey is displayed on the GIS mapping system
  • The system shows where coastal activities are carried out including information on user numbers, seasonality, data and map confidence and activity trends. A right click on the map displays the information.
  • There is information on site infrastructure such as car parking, beach awards, slipways, mooring areas, dog restrictions, climbing restrictions and life-guarded beaches.
  • Reports, management plans and further relevant information such as people counter data is also spatially mapped.
  • 4 separate reports display more information on the activity, the infrastructure, management issues, how the data was collected and who provided it.
  • Conservation Designations e.g. SSSI’s, SAC’s have been mapped. A right click provides information on why the site is special and potential threats to it.
  • Alert layers are in place to potentially provide spatial information on things such as road/beach/path closures – large activity events – Harmful algal Blooms – etc. Email alerts can be provided to users of the system
  • The GIS mapping system makes it easy for data to be kept up to date and for users to provide further information.
  • A system has been built in to filter data by user numbers, map confidence, activity trends etc.
  • New layers are constantly being added – upcoming data layers include a coasteering management layer, Public Rights of Way showing open networks and a Plans and Projects management layer for the Pembrokeshire Marine SAC.
  • There is great scope for the project to be extended beyond South West Wales and display a wider range of information.
In some areas of the region the data collected during this project has been used to develop a website specifically for public use which provides useful information not only on recreational opportunities but has messages promoting sustainable use. The site also has links to activity providers and uses a simplified mapping system. It can be found by clicking here.