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  Resource Id: urn:geoss:csr:resource:urn:uuid:1a6142ef-bf75-418c-9992-a24c9ee3723e
  Name: Land Cover Map 2000 (1km dominant subclass, GB)
  Description: LCM2000 is a parcel-based thematic classification of satellite image data covering the entire United Kingdom. The map updates and substantially upgrades the Land Cover Map of Great Britain (LCMGB) 1990. Like the earlier LCMGB, LCM2000 is derived from a computer classification of satellite scenes obtained mainly from the Landsat sensor, but in addition to LCMGB, it also covers Northern Ireland, producing for the first time an all-UK dataset. It also incorporates information derived from other ancillary datasets. LCM2000 was classified using a hierarchical nomenclature corresponding to the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) Broad Habitats, which encompasses the entire range of UK habitats. In addition, it recorded further detail where possible and incorporating land cover classes sought by other users. LCM2000 is produced in both vector and raster formats, with a number of different versions containing varying levels of detail and at different spatial resolutions.
  GEO Member or Participating Organisation :
United Kingdom
  Responsible Organisation: Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
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  Contact Name: Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
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Resource Category
Societal Benefit Areas
Resource Status
GEOSS Data Core
  GEOSS DataCore
Ontology Reference
  Land Use
  Land Cover
Standard Classification
  OGC CatalogueService 2.0.2 - (ISO Profile 1.0.0, HTTP Binding)
Standard Supportive
  ISO 19115:2003 Geographic information -- Metadata
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