Morton, R.D.; Marston, C.G.; O’Neil, A.W.; Rowland, C.S.

Land Cover Map 2020 (land parcels, GB)

This is a polygon (land parcel) dataset describing the entire land surface of GB in 21 UKCEH land cover classes, based upon Biodiversity Action Plan broad habitats.

Each land parcel contains attributes which include the land cover type and classification confidence.

Full details of this and all UKCEH LCM2020 products are available from the LCM2020 product documentation which accompanies this data.

Publication date: 2021-10-13

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Bespoke licensing conditions apply to these data. If you choose to download the data, the UKCEH Data Licensing team will contact you to negotiate a licence.

Format of the data: SQLite

You must cite: Morton, R.D.; Marston, C.G.; O’Neil, A.W.; Rowland, C.S. (2021). Land Cover Map 2020 (land parcels, GB). NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/0e99d57e-1757-451f-ac9d-92fd1256f02a

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2020-01-01    to    2020-12-31

Provenance & quality

UKCEH’s automated land cover classification algorithms generated 10m classified pixels. For this, training data were automatically selected from stable land covers over the interval of 2017 to 2019. A Random Forest classifier used these to classify 10m resolution composite images representing per season median surface reflectance. Seasonal composite images were integrated with context layers (e.g., height, aspect, slope, coastal proximity, urban proximity and so forth) to reduce classification confusion among classes with similar spectra.

Land cover was validated by organising the 10m pixel classification into a land parcel spatial framework). The classified land parcels were compared to known land cover producing a confusion matrix to determine overall and per class accuracy. Details are available from the product documentation.

Related

This dataset is included in the following collections

Land Cover Map 2020

Correspondence/contact details

Morton, R.D.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
UNITED KINGDOM
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Morton, R.D.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Marston, C.G.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
O’Neil, A.W.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Rowland, C.S.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Environment , Imagery / Base Maps / Earth Cover
Keywords
Acid Grassland,  Arable and Horticulture,  Bog,  Broadleaved woodland,  Calcareous Grassland,  Coniferous woodland,  Fen, Marsh and Swamp,  Freshwater,  Heather,  Heather grassland,  Improved grassland,  Inland Rock,  Land cover LCM2020,  Littoral Rock,  Littoral Sediment,  Mapping Neutral Grassland,  Saltmarsh,  Saltwater,  Suburban,  Supralittoral Rock,  Supralittoral Sediment,  UK BAP Broad Habitats,  Urban,  Vector
INSPIRE Theme
Land Use
Spatial representation type
Vector
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
25 October 2021 09:40