Countryside Survey latest news

New! 'SOD' Soil health tool



The UKCEH soils team has developed an exciting new web tool - 'SOD'  (SOil funDamentals). SOD aims to help all landowners monitor and improve the health of their soil. The tool was developed using data from the UKCEH's nationwide Countryside Survey which has been exploring the change in soils and vegetation across the landscape since 1978 from cropland to woodlands, grasslands to wetlands.

View the tool here!

Professor Bob Bunce


Professor Bob Bunce

We are sad to announce that Professor Bob Bunce, a Fellow of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) who was the founder of the Countryside Survey of Great Britain died in April after a short illness.

SWEET for ArcGIS - habitat mapping at UKCEH


Countryside Survey Cow

UKCEH have been developing and using the SWEET for ArcGIS app for habitat mapping for use in the UKCEH Countryside Survey and in the Welsh ERAMMP programme. The app has allowed us to recruit field surveyors who aren’t GIS professionals to collect data, to a higher quality than possible with other applications they have used previously.

See this blog from ESRI UK for further information...

UKCEH shortlisted for ESRI UK Customer Success Award


Field mobility

UKCEH has been shortlisted in the Field Mobility Category for the ESRI UK Customer Success Awards, 2022 for work undertaken for Countryside Survey, and the related project ERAMMP using ESRIs GIS mobile apps. Winners will be announced in May.


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