HBF Interactive Harbour Map

The HBF Interactive Harbour Map is structured around three units: the water, the waterfront and the adjacent hinterland up to the first major road or similar geographic separation.  

The geography of the water bodies is classified by predominant uses, marine assets and specific constraints such as navigational fairways, anchorages, mooring areas and exclusion zones. 

The geography of the waterfront is classified by infrastructure and facilities such as piers and landing steps and uses of the waterfront evaluated according to dependency on direct access to the water. 

The geography of the immediate hinterland of the Harbour is classified according to the predominant use of meaningful parcels of land, not necessarily related to administrative boundaries or city planning zones.    

The Interactive Harbour Map is constructed in KMZ format.   In order to view it, you must first download Google Earth, which is available free of charge.  After you have installed Google Earth, download the KMZ file and drag it to the “My Places” sidebar in Google Earth.



A more detailed Introductory Guide has been created to help new users learn more about the HBF Interactive Harbour Map and the HBF Harbour Database and this is available on the User Information page.


Last updated: 9 Jan 2015