Land Cover Map 2007 v1.2 (25m raster, GB) web map service

This view service shows the 25m resolution raster version of the Land Cover Map 2007 for Great Britain. Each 25m pixel represents a 25m area of land cover target class, broadly representing Broad Habitats. 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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Access and use conditions

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 © NERC (CEH) 2011'


Study area


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.

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Point Of Contact
Morton, D
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
United Kingdom
Environmental Information Data Centre
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom


Spatial reference system
WGS 84

OSGB 1936 / British National Grid


Other keywords
Other keywords
Land cover
Place keywords
Great Britain
Theme keywords
Land cover

Dataset identifiers


Information maintained by
Wood, C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
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