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Academic mapping service and free downloads

The Isle of Man Government provides mapping for academic projects via the UK based Chest organisation and suitable research or teaching activities will benefit from a free licence to utilise Isle of Man spatial data. Chest is a Jisc enterprise.

UK and Irish academic institutions wishing to perform research on the Island should contact:

Chest (a Jisc enterprise)

4 Portwall Lane



Telephone:0300 121 0878


Email:Send Email

Chest acts as a focal point for the supply of software, data, information, training materials and other IT related products to educational institutions in the UK and abroad. It is a not-for-profit organisation acting on behalf of UK and Ireland Higher and Further Education and the Public Sector.

All requests regarding data for academic purposes should be directed through this channel. Your academic institution may already have a Chest coordinator on hand to advise you.

Map downloads

We are pleased to offer a number of maps which may be downloaded free of charge. The primary resource thematic maps were created for the Island’s schools and may be of interest to primary schools outside the Isle of Man.

All maps are owned by the Isle of Man Government and fall under the Copyright Act 1991 (of Tynwald). They may be used freely for personal or academic purposes but there may be restrictions for web, business and commercial use.

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