Fuller, R.M.; Groom, G.B.; Jones, A.R.; Thomson, A.G.

Land Cover Map 1990 (1km dominant target class, GB)

The Land Cover Map of Great Britain 1990 (1km dominant target class, GB), is a raster digital dataset, providing classification of land cover types into 25 classes, at a 1km resolution. The dataset consists of a 1km grid with a full set of the 25 target classes (or 'sub' classes). Each 1km contains the dominant habitat class, derived from a higher resolution (25m) dataset. The map was produced using supervised maximum likelihood classifications of Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper satellite data. The 25 mapped classes include sea and inland waters, bare, suburban and urban areas, arable farmland, pastures and meadows, rough grass, grass heaths and moors, bracken, dwarf shrub heaths and moorland, scrub, deciduous and evergreen woodland, and upland and lowland bogs. It can potentially be used to plan, manage or monitor agriculture, ecology, conservation, forestry, environmental assessment, water supplies, urban spread, transport, telecommunications, recreation and mineral extraction. The map was produced in the early 1990s by a forerunner of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, at Monks Wood.

Publication date: 1993-01-01

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This dataset is available as

  • ESRI ASCII grid
  • ESRI .hdr RAW raster
  • TIFF

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You must cite: Fuller, R.M.; Groom, G.B.; Jones, A.R.; Thomson, A.G. (1993). Land Cover Map 1990 (1km dominant target class, GB). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/4e3fe599-1ae9-4dbb-9476-bfc74fe90b4e

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1990-01-01    to    1990-12-31

Provenance & quality

The Land Cover Map of Great Britain (LCMGB) was produced (at the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (ITE) Monks Wood) using supervised maximum likelihood classifications of Landsat Thematic Mapper satellite data See online supporting information for further details.

Correspondence/contact details

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Fuller, R.M.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Groom, G.B.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Jones, A.R.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Thomson, A.G.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Owner
Natural Environment Research Council
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

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

Tags

Topic categories
Imagery / Base Maps / Earth Cover
INSPIRE Theme
Land cover
Keywords
England Geospatial / Map Great Britain,  habitats,  land cover,  Land Cover National Natural capital Parr Section Scotland Wales