New data: Ordnance Survey helping to protect Britain's landscapes - Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey (OS) has launched two major data enhancements to support biodiversity and environmental projects. It has introduced a new detailed data layer, Field Boundary, and made enhancements to the existing natural land cover data. The new data enhancements have been delivered under the Public Sector Geospatial Agreement (PSGA).

Field Boundary

The new Field Boundary data covers both rural and moorland areas across Great Britain and identifies the nature of field boundary features, for vegetated and manmade features such as hedgerows and stonewalls, captured through an automated process. Other characteristics are also included in the dataset such as the height and width of vegetated field boundary features.

Use cases range from understanding and assessing biodiversity net gain, to supporting Environmental Land Management Schemes, which have to monitor natural capital, and for carbon accounting. It will also allow the identification of wildlife corridors and pollinator networks.

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Posted On: 02/04/2024

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