Environment Digimap



Following an agreement made with the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), EDINA offers a subscription service which delivers valuable Land Cover Maps for use by Higher and Further Education institutions. This service is called Environment Digimap and is one of the Digimap Collections.

These digital raster datasets, derived from satellite data collected by the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper, provide classification of land cover types at a 25m resolution for the years of 1990, 2000 and 2007.  Classifications include sea and inland waters, bare, suburban and urban areas, arable farmland, pastures and meadows, rough grass, grass heaths and moors, bracken, dwarf shrub heaths and moorland, scrub, deciduous and evergreen woodland and upland and lowland bogs.

Details of the individual datasets as supplied by CEH can be found in the following:

There are extensive help pages detailing how to use every aspect of the service and the data in your own GIS or CAD software:

Environment Digimap Help


Environment Digimap contains map data at scales ranging from 1:8 000 000 to 1:10 000 for the years 1990, 2000,  2007 and 2015. These are available for making maps and are available for download. For a full list and detailed description see the Products Available page.

If you want to know what you can and can't do with the maps and data from Environment Digimap, please read the Licence Agreement.

What does Environment Digimap offer?

View, annotate and print maps

Environment Roam offers the ability to:


Download map data

Environment Data Download offers downloads of a range of map data products for use in GIS or other software.


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