Land Cover Map 2007 v1.2 (1km dominant target class, GB) Web Map Service

This web map service (WMS) shows a 1km resolution raster version of the Land Cover Map 2007 for Great Britain. Each 1km pixel represents the dominant target class across the 1km area. The target classes broadly represent Broad Habitats (see below). The dataset is part of a series of data products produced by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology known as LCM2007. LCM2007 is a parcel-based thematic classification of satellite image data covering the entire United Kingdom. The map updates and upgrades the Land Cover Map of Great Britain (LCMGB) 1990 and LCM2000. Like the earlier 1990 and 2000 products, LCM2007 is derived from a computer classification of satellite scenes obtained mainly from Landsat, IRS and SPOT sensors and also incorporates information derived from other ancillary datasets. LCM2007 was classified using a nomenclature corresponding to the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) Broad Habitats, which encompasses the entire range of UK habitats. In addition, it recorded further detail where possible. The series of LCM2007 products includes vector and raster formats, with a number of different versions containing varying levels of detail and at different spatial resolutions.

Publication date: 2014-07-23

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URL: https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/maps/5914cae0-22d9-11e4-8c21-0800200c9a66?request=getCapabilities&service=WMS&cache=false&

Licence terms and conditions apply

The following copyright notice should be placed on all copies of information or images derived from the web map service: 'Based upon LCM2007 Ã?© NERC (CEH) 2011'

Where/When

Study area

Provenance & quality

LCM2007 uses a spatial framework based on OS MasterMap (R). MasterMap was generalised to remove unnecessary detail, then the framework was segmented according to the underlying satellite data to split areas of non-uniform landscape. The data was classified according to a parcel-based supervised maximum likelihood classification procedure. The raster products are derived from the vector products.

Correspondence/contact details

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

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial reference system
WGS 84


OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

INSPIRE Theme
Land Cover
Keywords
Great Britain,  infoMapAccessService Land cover Mapping