πŸ†•Introduction

The land cover enhancements align the OS land cover classifications to European Nature Information System (EUNIS) and UK Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) Broad Habitats classification scheme values and provide a percentage of each land cover classification. These enhancements apply to β€˜natural’ topographic area features which exist across several OS NGD themes.

OS NGD Theme Feature Type

OS NGD Land

Land

OS NGD Structures

Structure

OS NGD Transport

Rail

OS NGD Transport

Road Track or Path

OS NGD Water

Water

The feature’s OS Land Cover Tier B attribute is mapped to EUNIS and UK BAP Broad Habitats classification scheme values where the topographic area feature is β€˜natural’ i.e. the OS Land Cover Tier A attribute is one of β€˜Excavated or Deposited’, β€˜Open Vegetation’, β€˜Mineral’, β€˜Multiple’, β€˜Trees’, β€˜Under Construction’ or β€˜Water’.

A percentage cover value is also assigned to the OS Land Cover Tier B attribute for those features above the Mean High Water (Springs) line. β€˜Water’ features are not given a percentage cover value.

The land cover enhancements are supplied in a new cross-reference table. See the Habitat Coverage Reference table relating to the Land feature type .

The image below provides examples of these natural land cover features in OS NGD.

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