Land Cover Map 1990: technical information

Table 1. LCM1990 classes

Land Cover Category (17 class system)

Target Classes (25 class systems)

Aa1bSea/Estuary1cSea/Estuary
B2Inland Water2Inland Water
C3Beach / Mudflat / Cliffs3Beach and Coastal Bare
D4Saltmarsh4Saltmarash
E5Rough Pasture / Dune Grass / Grass Moor5Grass Heath
   9Moorland Grass
F6Pasture / Meadow / Amenity Grass6Mown / Grazed Turf
   7Meadow / Verge / Semi-natural
G7Marsh / Rough Grass19Ruderal Weed
   23Felled Forest
   8Rough / Marsh Grass
H8Grass Shrub Heath25Open Shrub Heath
   10Open Shrub Moor
I9Shrub Heath13Dense Shrub Heath
   11Dense Shrub Moor
J10Bracken12Bracken
K11Deciduous / Mixed Wood14Shrub / Orchard
   15Deciduous Woodland
L12Coniferous / Evergreen Woodland16Coniferous Woodland
M13Bog (Herbaceous)24Lowland Bog
   17Upland Bog
N14Tilled (Arable Crops)18Tilled Land
O15Suburban / Rural Development20Suburban / Rural Development
P16Urban Development21Continuous Urban
Q17Inland Bare Ground22Inland Bare Ground

Table 2. Metadata information for the LCM1990 25m raster dataset

 

Great Britain

Columns / Width (pixels)28000
Rows / Height (pixels)52000
Lower left easting (m)0
Lower left northing (m)0
Pixel size (m)25
Coordinate systemBritish National Grid
ProjectionTransverse Mercator
SpheroidAiry
DatumOSGB 1936

Table 3. Metadata information for the LCM1990 1km raster dataset

 

Great Britain

Columns / Width (pixels)700
Rows / Height (pixels)1300
Lower left easting (m)500
Lower left northing (m)-500
Pixel size (m)1000
Coordinate systemBritish National Grid
ProjectionTransverse Mercator
SpheroidAiry
DatumOSGB 1936

 

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