Rowland, C.S.; Morton, R.D.; Carrasco, L.; McShane, G.; O'Neil, A.W.; Wood, C.M.

Land Cover Map 2015 (1km dominant aggregate class, GB)

This dataset consists of the 1km raster, dominant aggregate class version of the Land Cover Map 2015 (LCM2015) for Great Britain. The 1km dominant coverage product is based on the 1km percentage product and reports the aggregated habitat class with the highest percentage cover for each 1km pixel. The 10 aggregate classes are groupings of 21 target classes, which are based on the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) Broad Habitats, which encompass the entire range of UK habitats. The aggregate classes group some of the more specialised classes into more general categories. For example, the five coastal classes in the target class are grouped into a single aggregate coastal class. This dataset is derived from the vector version of the Land Cover Map, which contains individual parcels of land cover and is the highest available spatial resolution. LCM2015 is a land cover map of the UK which was produced at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology by classifying satellite images from 2014 and 2015 into 21 Broad Habitat-based classes. It is the latest in a series of land cover maps, which began with Land Cover Map of Great Britain (LCMGB) in 1990 (LCMGB is now often referred to as LCM1990), and was followed by Land Cover Maps for 2000 and 2007 (LCM2000 and LCM2007 respectively), both of which covered the entire UK.
LCM2015 consists of a range of raster and vector products and users should familiarise themselves with the full range (see related records, the CEH web site and the LCM2015 Dataset documentation) to select the product most suited to their needs.

Publication date: 2017-04-11

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Format of the dataset : ERDAS Imagine (ERDAS_IMG)

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You must cite: Rowland, C.S.; Morton, R.D.; Carrasco, L.; McShane, G.; O'Neil, A.W.; Wood, C.M. (2017). Land Cover Map 2015 (1km dominant aggregate class, GB). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/711c8dc1-0f4e-42ad-a703-8b5d19c92247

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2014-01-01    to    2015-12-01

Provenance & quality

The 1km dominant cover aggregate class is produced from the 1km percentage cover aggregate class product. The 1km percentage cover data is used to identify the highest percentage cover across the 10 bands and a script is used to identify which band the maximum value coincides with.

Correspondence/contact details

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

Authors

Rowland, C.S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Morton, R.D.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Carrasco, L.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
McShane, G.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
O'Neil, A.W.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Wood, C.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

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

Spatial

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

Tags

Topic categories
Environment , Imagery / Base Maps / Earth Cover
INSPIRE Theme
Land Cover
Keywords
Land cover Mapping Natural capital