Aug 202015

Land Cover Map 2007 VectorWe are pleased to announce that the 2007 Land Cover Map of Great Britain, created by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), is now available in vector format in the Digimap Environment Download service. The new dataset makes it easier for users to perform spatial analysis, such as proximity analysis and land use studies.

The data is available in ESRI Shapefile format, which can be read by most modern Geographic Information Systems, and is supplied on 100km x 100km tiles. Accompanying the data are ESRI Layer files which can be used to display the data using 23 classes based on the UK Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) Broad Habitats in ESRI software.

The addition of the vector version brings the availability of the 2007 Land Cover Map in line with the 2000 Land Cover Map. A full list of formats available for the 2007 data is included below:

  • Vector, ESRI shapefile format
  • 25m raster, TIFF format
  • 1km raster , TIFF format

Further information about the Land Cover Map 2007 can be found on the CEH website.

If you have any questions about the dataset or any other part of the service then please get in touch:

  • Phone: 0131 650 3302
  • Email:

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