The Land Cover Map of Great Britain 1990 is a raster digital dataset, providing classification of land cover types into 25 classes, at a 25m resolution. The dataset consists of a 25m grid with a full set of the 25m target classes (or 'sub' classes), the highest resolution LCMGB product. The map was produced using supervised maximum likelihood classifications of Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper satellite data. The 25 mapped classes include sea and inland waters, bare, suburban and urban areas, arable farmland, pastures and meadows, rough grass, grass heaths and moors, bracken, dwarf shrub heaths and moorland, scrub, deciduous and evergreen woodland, and upland and lowland bogs. It can potentially be used to plan, manage or monitor agriculture, ecology, conservation, forestry, environmental assessment, water supplies, urban spread, transport, telecommunications, recreation and mineral extraction. The map was produced in the early 1990s by a forerunner of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, at Monks Wood.
Publication date: 1993-01-01
This dataset is part of the following
The Land Cover Map of Great Britain (LCMGB) was produced (at the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (ITE) Monks Wood) using supervised maximum likelihood classifications of Landsat Thematic Mapper satellite data. See online supporting information for further details.