Rayner, M.

Fine resolution land cover map of the Upper Welland Catchment, UK for 2018

This dataset is a fine resolution 2018 land cover map of the headwaters region of the Welland River Catchment, UK, projected in British national grid. It has a spatial resolution of 10m and thematic resolution of 10 classes. The map covers a 340km2 region across the English counties of Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire with predominantly agricultural land use.

Publication date: 2020-07-27

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This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the data: TIFF

You must cite: Rayner, M. (2020). Fine resolution land cover map of the Upper Welland Catchment, UK for 2018. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/63b748ee-22a4-42ca-8a34-20321f6ab8af


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Study area
Temporal extent
2018-05-01    to    2018-09-30

Provenance & quality

The land cover map was produced through a supervised classification (random forest) of an eight image mosaic of Sentinel-2 imagery captured between 01/05/2018 - 30/09/2018. Training data was collated from crop records of the region held by local land managers, Crop Map of England (CROME) 2018 from the Rural Payments Agency and LCM2018 (Land Cover Map 2018) from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Map accuracy was assessed through a confusion matrix of 700 randomly sampled points across the study area and the K coefficient. Overall classification accuracy was 92.1% and the K coefficient was 0.91. Class level accuracy assessments are presented in the supporting information.

Correspondence/contact details

Rayner, M.
University of Leicester


Rayner, M.
University of Leicester

Other contacts

Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Imagery / Base Maps / Earth Cover
Catchment Planning,  Ecosystem services Land Cover Map,  Landscape Ecology,  Land use Remote Sensing,  Resource Management
Land Cover
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/L002493/1
Spatial representation type
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
28 July 2020 13:17