Morton, R.D.; Rowland, C.S.; Wood, C.M.; Meek, L.; Marston, C.G.; Smith, G.M.

Land Cover Map 2007 (1km percentage target class, GB) v1.2

This dataset consists of a 1km resolution raster version of the Land Cover Map 2007 for Great Britain. The raster consists of 23 bands. Within each band, each 1km pixel represents a percentage cover value for one of 23 target classes, broadly representing Broad Habitats (see below). 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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You must cite: Morton, R.D.; Rowland, C.S.; Wood, C.M.; Meek, L.; Marston, C.G.; Smith, G.M. (2014). Land Cover Map 2007 (1km percentage target class, GB) v1.2. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/fdf8c8d3-5998-45a5-8431-7f5e6302fc32

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2005-09-02    to    2008-07-18

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

R.D. Morton, C. Rowland, C. Wood, L. Meek, C. Marston, G. Smith, R. Wadsworth, I. Simpson. July 2011 CS Technical Report No 11/07: Final Report for LCM2007 - the new UK land cover map. NERC/Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH Project Number NEC03259)

Provenance & quality

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. Version 1.2 includes the addition of OS tiles HZ and NW. See online supporting information for further details.

Correspondence/contact details

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

Authors

Morton, R.D.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Rowland, C.S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Wood, C.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Meek, L.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Marston, C.G.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Smith, G.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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
Raster
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Environment , Imagery / Base Maps / Earth Cover
INSPIRE Theme
Land cover
Keywords
England Great Britain,  Land cover Scotland Wales