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

Land Cover Map 1990 (25m raster, GB)

The Land Cover Map of Great Britain 1990 is a raster digital dataset, providing classification of land cover types into 25 classes, at a 25m resolution. The dataset consists of a 25m grid with a full set of the 25m target classes (or 'sub' classes), the highest resolution LCMGB product. 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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Supporting documentation

This dataset is available as

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

Access and use conditions

Bespoke licensing terms apply to these data. If you choose to download the data, the CEH Data Licensing team will contact you to negotiate a licencev

You must cite: Fuller, R.M.; Groom, G.B.; Jones, A.R.; Thomson, A.G. (1993). Land Cover Map 1990 (25m raster, GB). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/3d974cbe-743d-41da-a2e1-f28753f13d1e

 

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This dataset is part of the following

Where/When

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

Quality

Lineage
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.

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

Point Of Contact
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
United Kingdom
Owner
Natural Environment Research Council
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre

Spatial

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

Keywords

Topic categories
Imagery / Base Maps / Earth Cover
Other keywords
Natural capital
Parr Section
Place keywords
Great Britain
England
Scotland
Wales
Theme keywords
Land cover
Theme keywords
Habitats
land cover

Dataset identifiers

CEH:EIDC:#1292507524532
https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/3d974cbe-743d-41da-a2e1-f28753f13d1e
doi:10.5285/3d974cbe-743d-41da-a2e1-f28753f13d1e

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2018-06-01T11:12:54