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

Land Cover Map 2020 (10m classified pixels, GB)

This is a 10-metre pixel data set representing the land surface, classified into 21 UKCEH land cover classes, based upon Biodiversity Action Plan broad habitats.

The pixel product is given as a two-band raster in geoTiff format. The first band gives the most likely land cover type; the second band gives the probability associated with this land cover. The probability layer is an indicator of uncertainty (0 to 100). Low values correspond to low certainty (higher uncertainty).

This is the first 10m resolution land cover map produced by UKCEH. It succeeds 20m resolution classified pixel products from 2017, 2018 and 2019.

A full description of this and all UKCEH LCM2020 products are available from the product documentation accompanying this data.

Publication date: 2021-10-08

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Format of the data: TIFF

You must cite: Morton, R.D.; Marston, C.G.; O’Neil, A.W.; Rowland, C.S. (2021). Land Cover Map 2020 (10m classified pixels, GB). NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/35c7d0e5-1121-4381-9940-75f7673c98f7

 

Where/When

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

Provenance & quality

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

Land cover was validated by organising the pixel classification into a land parcel framework (the LCM2020 Classified Land Parcels product). The classified land parcels were compared to known land cover producing confusion matrix to determine overall and per class accuracy. Details are available from the product documentation.

Prior to 2017 classified pixels are not available as part of the UKCEH LCM product suite. The classified pixels represent the core dataset from which the remaining products in the LCM2020 suite are derived. These include LCM2020 classified land parcels and the LCM2020 25m rasterised land parcels product.

Related

Services associated with this dataset

Land Cover Map 2020 10m web map service

This dataset is included in the following collections

Land Cover Map 2020

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Dan Morton
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
Imagery / Base Maps / Earth Cover
Keywords
Biodiversity Action Plan,  Great Britain,  Habitat,  Land cover Mapping
INSPIRE Theme
Land Cover
Spatial representation type
Raster
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
23 February 2022 08:18