Countryside Information System (CIS) Datasets

Datasets are now available to download for use with the Countryside Information System (CIS).

CS in 2007 used a modified version of the ITE Land Classification, separating England and Wales increasing the size of the classification from 40 to 45 land classes. The results for previous surveys have been re-analysed using the new classification and are published along with the CS2007 results on the web and in reports for the UK, England, Scotland and Wales.

The results below will operate in CIS rev 8, but both the classification and results must be downloaded. Three types of file are provided, the land class summaries (results presented as means and standard errors), the new land classification (identifying the land class of every square) and the masks describing the land area surveyed. All files should be stored on a local (C:) drive to ensure smooth operation and the land classification and summary files must be in the same directory.

Filename DescriptionType
Binary Data ITE-LCEWSr-GB.ccfITE CS2007 Land Classification with 45 land classesCensus
File CS2007-BH-1990-GB.csfStock of CS1990 for Broad Habitat extentSample
File CS2007-BH-1998-GB.csfStock of CS2000 for Broad Habitat extent Sample
File CS2007-BH-2007-GB.csfStock of CS2007 for Broad Habitat extent Sample
File CS2007-BH-1990-1998-GB.csfChange in Broad Habitat extent between 1990 and 1998 Sample
File CS2007-BH-1990-2007-GB.csfChange in Broad Habitat extent between 1990 and 2007Sample
File CS2007-BH-1998-2007-GB.csfChange in Broad Habitat extent between 1998 and 2007Sample
File CS2007-Linear-1990-GB.csfStock of CS1990 for linear features 
 
Sample
File CS2007-Linear-1998-GB.csf Stock of CS2000 for linear features 
 
Sample
File CS2007-Linear-2007-GB.csf Stock of CS2007 for linear features 
 
Sample
File CS2007-Linear-1990-1998-GB.csf Change in linear features between 1990 and 1998 
 
Sample
File CS2007-Linear-1990-2007-GB.csfChange in linear features between 1990 and 2007Sample
File CS2007-Linear-1998-2007-GB.csfChange in linear features between 1998 and 2007Sample
Binary Data England.rgnEngland survey areaRegion
Binary Data Wales.rgnWales survey areaRegion
Binary Data Scotland.rgnScotland survey area Region
Binary Data GB.rgnSurvey area in Great BritainRegion