Bunce, R.G.H.; Smith, R.S.; Hill, M.O.

Land Classification of Cumbria 1975

The Land Classification of Cumbria is a classification of the county of Cumbria (Great Britain) into a set of 16 environmental strata, termed land classes, to be used as a basis for ecological survey, originally developed by the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (ITE) in 1975. The strata were created from the multivariate analysis of 150 environmental variables, including topographic data, geographical features and geology data. The Land Classification can be used to stratify a wide range of ecological and biogeographical surveys to improve the efficiency of collection, analysis and presentation of information derived from a sample.

Publication date: 2015-12-03

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Format of the dataset : ESRI Shapefile

Access and use conditions

This resource is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Bunce, R.G.H.; Smith, R.S.; Hill, M.O. (2015). Land Classification of Cumbria 1975. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/0ac6249c-a6f2-4147-8ae9-50d576e85fc5

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1975-01-01    to    1975-12-31

Quality

Lineage
The Cumbria Land Classification was created in 1975 at the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, using methodologies described in the supporting information. The map was later digitised by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Authors

Bunce, R.G.H.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Smith, R.S.
Cumbria County Council
Hill, M.O.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology

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Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Keywords

Topic categories
Environment
Geoscientific Information
CEH Topic
Monitoring and observation systems
Parr Section
Mapping
Environmental survey
INSPIRE Theme
Bio-geographical Regions
Place keywords
Cumbria

Dataset identifiers

https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/0ac6249c-a6f2-4147-8ae9-50d576e85fc5
doi:10.5285/0ac6249c-a6f2-4147-8ae9-50d576e85fc5

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