Standing Waters Sample Points

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Title
Standing Waters Sample Points
Date ( Creation )
Identifier
http://www.snh.gov.uk / SWSP

Abstract

The Standing Waters Sample Points dataset is a GIS dataset of survey sample locations used during the course of the Scottish Loch Survey Project. The statutory nature conservation agencies in Scotland, England and Wales have a long history of carrying out routine aquatic plant (macrophyte) surveys of lakes. This involves identifying and estimating the abundance of emergent, submerged, floating leaved, and free-floating macrophytes that grow in or near the water. The results of these surveys are held in the Standing Waters Database which is available to view on the SNH website. ( http://gateway.snh.gov.uk/pls/apex_cagdb2/f?p=111:1000:1289803086875801 ).

Distributor

Scottish Natural Heritage
Great Glen House, Leachkin Road
Inverness
IV3 8NW
United Kingdom

Custodian

Scottish Natural Heritage - ( Policy & Advice Officer / Advisory Officer, Freshwater )
Silvan House, 231 Corstorphine Road
Edinburgh

EH12 7AT
Scotland
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GEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0 ( Theme )
  • Species distribution
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Other constraints
The Standing Waters Sample Points dataset is a Free to Use dataset.
Use limitation
no limitations
Distance
20
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Topic category
  • Environment
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2010 2014
Reference system identifier
urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::27700

Distribution format
  • SHP ( 3.2 )

  • KML ( 2.1 )

  • GML ( 3.1.1 )

dataset
Statement

The Standing Waters database contains macrophyte species lists for each surveyed lake; mainly vascular plants, but also charophytes and filamentous algae. At each lake, macrophytes were recorded on a DAFOR scale of abundance (dominant, abundant, frequent, occasional or rare), and sketch maps were drawn to show the distribution of macrophytes around the lake. (These sketch maps are stored within the database as PDF files.) Surveyors also took a water sample providing water chemistry data for pH, alkalinity and conductivity. Other details such as surface area, altitude and links to designated site information are also provided. Using this dataset, a classification of British lakes has also been developed, based upon the composition of their macrophyte communities. Eleven distinct lake groups (A-J) have been identified, and full descriptions of these are available on the Lake Group page ( http://gateway.snh.gov.uk/pls/apex_cagdb2/f?p=111:1110:314922960843353 ) The Standing Waters Sample Points dataset are x,y co-ordinates representing individual survey locations.

gmd:MD_Metadata

File identifier
85c6fac8-5a6b-4d71-b089-5669b9caccee metadataInXML
engdataset
Date stamp
Metadata standard name
UK GEMINI
Metadata standard version
2.2

Point of contact

Scottish Natural Heritage
Great Glen House, Leachkin Road
Inverness

IV3 8NW
United Kingdom