Land Cover Map 2020

Land Cover Map 2020 (LCM2020) is a suite of geospatial land cover datasets (raster and polygon) describing the UK land surface in 2020. These were produced at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology by classifying satellite images from 2020.

The 2020 editions provide more detail than ever before, as a high-resolution 10m product is available for the first time.

LCM2020 includes three geospatial datasets:
- 10m Classified Pixel dataset, classified to create a single mosaic of national cover
- Land Parcel datasets which are the result of intersecting the 10m Classified Pixel dataset with the UKCEH Land Parcel Spatial Framework to generate land parcel attributes
- 25m Pixel Rasterised Land Parcel datasets: the result of rasterising the Land Parcel dataset into 25m pixels

LCM2020 is the eighth UK land cover map produced by UK CEH (others include LCM1990, 2000, 2007, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019).