A Land Cover Atlas of the United Kingdom (Document)

2017-11-03T16:42:34Z (GMT) by Alasdair Rae
This Atlas accompanies a much larger <a href="https://doi.org/10.15131/shef.data.5219956">set of maps</a>, published simultaneously here on Figshare. In the map set, there is one map for each local authority in the United Kingdom.<div><br></div><div>This report provides an introduction to the project, explains what Corine data is and provides an overview of land cover in the United Kingdom. It also looks a little more closely at land cover in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.</div><div><br></div><div>It includes some local maps of land cover plus two Appendices. Appendix 1 provides further details on the Corine Land Cover 2012 classification used herein and Appendix 2 provides some further supplementary data tables. </div><div><br></div><div>Overall, the UK is nearly 29% pasture land and just over 27% non-irrigated arable land. In terms of land cover, the UK is less than 6% urban. See this report and the associated maps for more detail.<div><br><div>Full set of maps: <a href="https://doi.org/10.15131/shef.data.5219956">https://doi.org/10.15131/shef.data.5219956</a></div></div></div>