New Land Cover Map - available from 06 July 2011

June 2011

The Countryside Survey Partnership is pleased to announce that the Land Cover Map 2007 products will be available from Wednesday 06 July 2011.

The datasets will be available (under licence) in different formats to suit various user needs. The polygon (vector) product is the most detailed. Its spatial structure has been derived from national cartography and each polygon represents a parcel of land with attached metadata describing the land cover and how this was derived. A set of raster products simplify this information: the 25x25m raster gives the most likely Broad Habitat for each pixel and a set of freely available 1km x 1km raster products summarise this further.

Release of the LCM2007 products will be accompanied by a Webinar on 07 July to introduce potential users to the new products and provide an opportunity for participants to pose questions to the LCM team. Details of the programme will be available shortly.

Further details of the LCM2007 products and how to gain access to them will be made available on the Countryside Survey website in preparation for the release.