|The Belgian Coastal Atlas: moving from the classic static atlas to an interactive data-driven atlas|
|Maelfait, H.; Belpaeme, K. (2010). The Belgian Coastal Atlas: moving from the classic static atlas to an interactive data-driven atlas. J. Coast. Conserv. 14(1): 13-19. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11852-009-0076-5|
|In: Journal of Coastal Conservation. Opulus/Springer: Berlin. ISSN 1400-0350, more|
Atlases; Coastal areas; Indicators; Sustainability; Marine
The Belgian Coastal Atlas was first published in hardback in 2004, with no intention to move towards a web version. The many requests for maps encouraged the developers to launch a web-based atlas in 2005. The interactive-nature of the maps was kept simple and the look of the maps was considered more important than the possibilities that GIS applications offered. Three years on, the Coordination Centre on ICZM would like to move from the more or less static web atlas to an interactive data-driven atlas, where sustainability indicators for the coast play a prominent role. The final product will be a policy supporting tool that will back the ICZM process for a wide range of coastal actors, planners and managers.