Land Cover Map 2017 25m raster web service

This is the web map service (WMS) for the 25m rasterised land parcels dataset of the UKCEH Land Cover Map of 2017 (LCM2017). It describes Great Britain and Northern Ireland land cover in 2017 using UKCEH Land Cover Classes, which are based on UK Biodiversity Action Plan broad habitats. The data was derived by rasterising the corresponding LCM2017 land parcels datasets into 25m pixels.

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: 2020-12-10


Study area
Temporal extent
2017-01-01    to    2017-12-31

Provenance & quality

The 25m Rasterised Land Parcels dataset of LCM2017 was derived by rasterising the corresponding Land Parcels datasets. Gdal tools were used to rasterise the land parcels, giving the 25m Rasterised Landparcels dataset in GeoTiff format.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Clare Rowland
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg

Other contacts

NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre

Additional metadata

Biodiversity Biodiversity Climate and land Ecosystem restoration Great Britain,  infoMapAccessService,  Land Land cover Land Cover Map Mapping Maps Net zero greenhouse gas emissions UK-SCAPE
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/R016429/1
Spatial reference system
WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator
Last updated
25 June 2021 18:47