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

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Fuller, R.M.; Groom, G.B.; Jones, A.R.; Thomson, A.G. (1993)
https://doi.org/10.5285/4e3fe599-1ae9-4dbb-9476-bfc74fe90b4e

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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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

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

Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology

Other contacts

Point Of Contact
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
United Kingdom
Owner
Publisher
Custodian
Distributor

Spatial

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

Keywords

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

Dataset identifiers

CEH:EIDC:#1287411168957
https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/4e3fe599-1ae9-4dbb-9476-bfc74fe90b4e
doi:10.5285/4e3fe599-1ae9-4dbb-9476-bfc74fe90b4e

Metadata

Record identifier
4e3fe599-1ae9-4dbb-9476-bfc74fe90b4e
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Record last updated
2017-10-25T13:12:48