UK Land Cover Maps

 

Land cover maps (LCM's) are essential for managing the environment, measuring environmental change, carbon accounting, or studying how animal species distribute across the landscape. CEH has created LCM's from the UK since 1990. The UK LCM2015 was released last year and it presents great improvements from the last versions. See the description in my blog entry here, or in the official website here.

Currently, we are working on improving the accuracy and increasing the processing speed of the next generation of UK LCM's. In the next years, the latest big data techniques will be use to combine optical and radar images, used to feed machine learning algorithms that will produce precise and frequently updated land cover data. 

To learn more and download the LCM2015, click here.