The Land Cover Map 2015 (LCM2015) can be used to produce land cover statistics for different areas of the UK. Here we present the Land Cover Statistics for:
- The UK, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (percentage values, km2)
- Individual counties (excel file with LCM2015_percentage_land_cover_per_county.xlsx or LCM2015_km2_land_cover_per_county.xlsx)
- Citing this data for academic publications
Statistics are provided as area of land cover in km2 and as percentage area.
GB County boundaries are Ceremonial counties from Ordnance Survey and County Boundaries from Ordnance Survey NI.
UK Land Cover Statistics derived from LCM2015 in Percentage values
UK Land Cover Statistics derived from LCM2015 in Area (km2)
Citing this data for academic publications
For academic publications this data should be cited as: Land Cover statistics derived from LCM2015 (Rowland et al., (2017)).
Rowland, C.S.; Morton, R.D.; Carrasco, L.; McShane, G.; O’Neil, A.W.; Wood, C.M. (2017). Land Cover Map 2015 (25m raster, GB). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/bb15e200-9349-403c-bda9-b430093807c7;
For more information in Land Cover Map 2015 visit the dedicated webpage.