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The UK’s new Land Cover Map - now available

July 2011

LCM2007 - the UK’s new Land Cover Map released today (Wednesday 6 July) provides a continuous coverage of habitat distributions across the UK with improved geometric and thematic resolution. The release of the data is accompanied by the publication of a Final Report for LCM2007 which provides detailed information on how LCM2007 was developed and the different products available.

An introduction to LCM2007; a free webinar on 07 July 2011

June 2011

The latest UK land cover map (LCM2007) derived from satellite data and digital cartography is shortly to be released for use by a wide range of users, including: researchers, consultants, policy makers, businesses and the public.

To inform existing and potential users about LCM2007 and how it can be accessed and used, the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) and other Countryside Survey partners are hosting a webinar that will be broadcast over the internet from 11:00 to 12:00 on Thursday 07 July. In brief, the programme will be as follows:

England results from the 2007 Survey now available

September 2009

The results of the biggest and most comprehensive survey of England’s countryside and its natural resources are unveiled in a report published today by the Countryside Survey partnership. The new results for England show some positive signals for conservation of biodiversity across widespread and common habitats, but these signals become more mixed at the finer scale. Some of the key messages from the survey include:

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