Land Cover Map 2015 25m raster web service

This web map service (WMS) is the 25m raster version of the Land Cover Map 2015 (LCM2015) for Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It shows the target habitat class with the highest percentage cover in each 25m x 25m pixel. The 21 target classes are based on the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) Broad Habitats, which encompass the entire range of UK habitats.

Publication date: 2019-06-07

Use this service

Open in map viewer

URL: https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/maps/78b670a2-5483-45ab-b54f-9dce9c378197?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 LCM2015 © NERC (CEH) 2017'

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2014-01-01    to    2015-12-31

Provenance & quality

The 25m raster web map service is the most detailed of the LCM2015 raster products, both thematically and spatially, and it is derived from the LCM2015 vector product. For LCM2015 per-pixel classifications were conducted, using a random forest classification algorithm. The resultant classifications were then mosaicked together, with the best classifications taking priority. This produced a per-pixel classification of the UK, which was then 'imported' into the spatial framework, recording a number of attributes, including the majority class per polygon which is the Land Cover class for each polygon.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Clare Rowland
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
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Keywords
Great Britain,  infoMapAccessService,  Land cover Mapping
INSPIRE Theme
Land cover
Spatial reference systems
WGS 84
Spherical mercator
EPSG::3035
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
EPSG::4258
Last updated
2019-10-18