Final Report for LCM2007 - the new UK land cover map. Countryside Survey Technical Report No 11/07

Morton, D.; Rowland, C. ORCID:; Wood, C. ORCID:; Meek, L.; Marston, C.; Smith, G.; Wadsworth, R.; Simpson, I.. 2011 Final Report for LCM2007 - the new UK land cover map. Countryside Survey Technical Report No 11/07. NERC/Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, 112pp. (CEH Project Number: C03259)

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Land Cover Map 2007 (LCM2007) is the first UK land cover map with land parcels (the spatial framework) derived from national cartography by a generalisation (simplification) process. This dramatically improves spatial and thematic accuracy and better represents real world objects. The GB framework is based on Ordnance Survey Master Map topography layer (hereafter referred to as OSMM) and the NI framework is based on cartographic data from Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland (now part of Land & Property Services). The spatial framework has been further refined by supplementing the generalised national cartography with agricultural census data boundaries and image segments. LCM2007 is the first land cover map to provide continuous vector coverage of UK Broad Habitats derived from satellite data. It contains almost 10 million land parcels (8.6 million for GB; 0.9 million for NI).

Item Type: Publication - Report
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biodiversity > BD Topic 1 - Observations, Patterns, and Predictions for Biodiversity
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Shore
Funders/Sponsors: NERC/Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Natural England, The Scottish Government, Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Welsh Assembly Government, Countryside Council for Wales, Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission
Additional Keywords: Land Cover Map, LCM2007, UK, cartography, satellite images, broad habitats, ecosystem services
NORA Subject Terms: Agriculture and Soil Science
Ecology and Environment
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Date made live: 11 Aug 2011 15:13 +0 (UTC)

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