Land cover map 2007

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Users of the UKSO and the mySoil mobile app are engaging in citizen science to validate the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) land cover map 2007. They are crowdsourcing information about the accuracy of the land cover map 2007 by using either their local knowledge or by comparing the provided land cover type classification to aerial photography. The collected data will be stored and used to improve the accuracy of the dataset.

For a given point location, users indicate whether the land cover map 2007 presents the correct land cover type. Where they believe it is incorrect, they submit a corrected value. Users are also encouraged to submit photographs.

Land Cover Map 2007 (LCM2007), released in July 2011, is the latest land cover map from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. It is derived from satellite images and digital cartography and gives land cover information for the entire UK. Land cover is based on UK Biodiversity Action Plan Broad Habitats.

CEH Land Cover Map 2007 map
Title CEH Land Cover Map 2007
Source Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Enquiries eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Scale(s) Vector data scale: Minimum Mappable Unit for land cover parcels: 0.5ha
Raster data scale: 25m and 1km pixel size
Coverage Great Britain
Format Vector and raster available
Price See https://www.ceh.ac.uk/... for details
Uses Local to national level use
Map Viewer View in UKSO Map Viewer
WMS link https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/...
Images High resolution | low resolution

This map presents crowdsourced data validating the CEH Land Cover Map 2007 from users of the UK Soil Observatory and the mySoil mobile app. This citizen science dataset focuses on the United Kingdom.

Points on the map indicate locations where records validating the CEH Land Cover Map 2007 have been submitted. Links through to access these records and any photographs are provided.

It is hoped that these crowdsourced records can be used to validate and improve our own data holdings and lead to the creation of new community data products.

This crowdsourced CEH Land Cover Map 2007 validation data is licensed under the Open Government Licence.

Crowdsourced CEH Land Cover Map 2007 validation data map
Title Crowdsourced CEH Land Cover Map 2007 validation
Source UKSO and mySoil user community
Enquiries enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Scale(s) Point data
Coverage Great Britain
Format GIS spatial point data
Price Free via the mySoil app
Uses Local to national level use
Map Viewer View in UKSO Map Viewer
WMS link https://map.bgs.ac.uk/...
Images High resolution | low resolution