Rowland, C.S.; Marston, C.G.; Morton, R.D.; O’Neil, A.W.

Land Cover Change 1990-2015 (25m raster, N. Ireland)

This dataset consists of the 25m raster, Land Cover Change 1990 - 2015 product for Northern Ireland. The dataset is produced from the Land Cover Map (LCM) 25m raster versions of LCM1990 and LCM2015 and reports Land Cover Change between 1990 and 2015 in six simplified classes. The product consists of five bands:
Band 1 – a raster version of LCM1990 in the six simplified classes;
Band 2 – a raster version of LCM2015 in the six simplified classes;
Band 3 – a binary layer, where 0 means no change between 1990 and 2015 and 1 means change between 1990 and 2015;
Band 4 – shows the 'change from' class;
Band 5 – provides the 'change to' class.

Full details of the Land Cover Change dataset are provided in the Land Cover Change dataset documentation, which users should consult.

This work was supported by the Natural Environment Research Council award number NE/R016429/1 as part of the UK-SCAPE programme delivering National Capability.

Publication date: 2020-06-24

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Format of the data: TIFF

You must cite: Rowland, C.S.; Marston, C.G.; Morton, R.D.; O’Neil, A.W. (2020). Land Cover Change 1990-2015 (25m raster, N. Ireland). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/a747aa7a-c875-42e1-ac31-984f6571f446

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1990-01-01    to    2015-12-31

Provenance & quality

Bands 1 and 2 are derived from the 25m raster versions of the Land Cover Maps for 1990 and 2015 respectively. The LCM data for 1990 and 2015 was cast from the original 21 classes into 6 simplified classes (see data set documentation for details).

Band 3 (the binary change/no-change layer) maps differences between the simplified classes in 1990 and 2015. Band 3 and Band 1 are then used to create Band 4, the ‘change from’ layer, which gives the 1990 class for change. Band 5, the ‘change to’ layer, is calculated from Bands 3 and 2 and provides the 2015 ‘change to’ class.

For further details about LCM1990 and LCM2015 are given in the data set documents for those products.

Related

This dataset is included in the following collections

Land Cover Change 1990-2015

Correspondence/contact details

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

Authors

Rowland, C.S.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Marston, C.G.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Morton, R.D.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
O’Neil, A.W.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC 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 , Environment
Keywords
Land cover Mapping Northern Ireland,  UK-SCAPE
INSPIRE Theme
Land Cover
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/R016429/1
Spatial representation type
Raster
Spatial reference system
TM75 Irish Grid
Last updated
21 January 2021 11:55