Bunce, R.G.H.; Bassett, P.A.

Land Classification of Shetland 1974

The Land Classification of Shetland is a classification of the Shetland Isles into a set of 16 environmental strata, termed land classes, to be used as a basis for ecological survey, originally developed by the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (ITE) in 1974. The strata were created from the multivariate analysis of 150 environmental variables, including topographic data, geographical features and geology data. The Land Classification can be used to stratify a wide range of ecological and biogeographical surveys to improve the efficiency of collection, analysis and presentation of information derived from a sample.

Publication date: 2015-07-27

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Format of the dataset : ESRI shapefile

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

You must cite: Bunce, R.G.H.; Bassett, P.A. (2015). Land Classification of Shetland 1974. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/f1b3179e-b446-473d-a5fb-4166668da146

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1974-01-01    to    1974-12-31

Supplemental information

This dataset is cited by:

Wood, C. M. and Bunce, R. G. H.: Survey of the terrestrial habitats and vegetation of Shetland, 1974 - a framework for long term ecological monitoring, Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 827-857, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-827-2015, 2015.

Provenance & quality

The Shetland Land Classification was created in 1974 at the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, using methodologies described in the supporting information. The map was later digitised by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Correspondence/contact details

Claire Wood
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Bunce, R.G.H.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
Bassett, P.A.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Vector
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Environment
INSPIRE Theme
Bio-geographical regions
Keywords
Land cover Mapping Scotland Shetland,  statistical sampling,  strata,  Stratification