This dataset consists of a 1km resolution raster version of the Land Cover Map 2000 for Great Britain. The raster consists of 27 bands. Within each band, each 1km pixel represents a percentage cover value for one of 27 target (or 'sub') classes, roughly representing Broad Habitats. [Note subclass codes are numbered 0-26 but the raster bands are numbered 1-27; therefore each band relates to the one below it in the subclass code list (e.g. band 1 = unclassified, 2 = Sea/Estuary, 3 = inland water, etc]
The dataset is part of a series of data products produced by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology known as LCM2000. LCM2000 is a parcel-based thematic classification of satellite image data covering the entire United Kingdom. The map updates and upgrades the Land Cover Map of Great Britain (LCMGB). Like the earlier 1990 products, LCM2000 is derived from a computer classification of satellite scenes obtained mainly from Landsat, IRS and SPOT sensors and also incorporates information derived from other ancillary datasets.
LCM2000 was classified using a nomenclature corresponding to the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) Broad Habitats, which encompasses the entire range of UK habitats. In addition, it recorded further detail where possible. The series of LCM2000 products includes vector and raster formats, with a number of different versions containing varying levels of detail and at different spatial resolutions.
Publication date: 2002-01-01