Scholefield, P.; Trembath, P.

Tree canopy data derived from LiDAR data for South West England, 2013

The data describe vegetation outlines and tree tops above 1m in height as polylines and points. Data have been processed from a digital terrain model (DTM) and digital surface model (DSM), converted from raw LiDAR data. The LiDAR dataset was acquired for Cornwall and Devon (all the land west of Exmouth) during the months of July and August 2013. The data were created as part of the Tellus South West project.

Publication date: 2022-05-30

Get the data

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

Format of the data: Geopackage

You must cite: Scholefield, P.; Trembath, P. (2022). Tree canopy data derived from LiDAR data for South West England, 2013. NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/78dba959-989b-43d4-b4da-efd2506e0c8e

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2013-07-01    to    2013-08-31

Provenance & quality

Data was downloaded in 25km squares and subdivided into a 5 x 5 grid for processing. The digital terrain model (DTM) was then subtracted from the digital surface model (DSM) to provide a Canopy Height Model (CHM) at the same 1m resolution. The data were then processed in R to provide canopy outlines for vegetation above 1m in height using the Forest Tools toolbox. Data was then filtered to exclude littoral, sub-littoral, and urban environments. However these data still exist and can be provided if requested.

Correspondence/contact details

Paul Scholefield
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
UNITED KINGDOM
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Scholefield, P.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Trembath, P.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Imagery / Base Maps / Earth Cover
Keywords
canopy,  Land cover LIDAR,  woody cover
INSPIRE Theme
Land Cover
Funding
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Spatial representation type
Vector
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
30 May 2022 15:10