Scotland's wildness - composite

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Title
Scotland's wildness - composite
Date ( Revision )
Date ( Creation )
Identifier
WILDNESS-CMP

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Abstract
The purpose of this data is to indicate the relative wildness across Scotland. The dataset is on a scale of 1-256 indicating relative levels of wildness. Consequently the data is best viewed at a national or regional scale. The methodology is adapted from the 2008 Wildness Study in the Cairngorms National Park. Four principal attributes identified in SNH's policy statement(Wildness in Scotlands Countryside, 2002), namely perceived naturalness of land cover, ruggedness, remoteness and the lack of built modern artefacts are mapped using GIS based techniques and a combination of readily available datasets. An index of wild land quality is then derived by combining the individual attribute layers. The attribute layers are given equal weighting.

Custodian

Scottish Natural Heritage - Simon Brooks ( SNH Landscape Group )
Great Glen House, Leachkin Road
Inverness
IV3 8NW
United Kingdom

Originator

Scottish Natural Heritage - Duncan Blake ( GI Analyst )
Inverdee House, Baxter Street
Aberdeen
AB11 9QA
United Kingdom

Point of contact

Scottish Natural Heritage - Gabor Barton ( Geographic Systems and Data Officer )
Great Glen House, Leachkin Road
Inverness
IV3 8NW
United Kingdom

Distributor

Scottish Natural Heritage - Gabor Barton ( Data Support Officer )
Great Glen House
Leachkin Road, Inverness
IV3 8NW
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Name
SDE Raster Dataset
Version
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IPSV v2.0
  • Countryside conservation
license otherRestrictions license otherRestrictions
Other constraints
Available under an OS Open Data licence. You must always use the following attribution statement to acknowledge the source of the information: Copyright Scottish Natural Heritage Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right (year)
Use limitation
no limitation
grid
Distance
25
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Topic category
  • Environment
Geographic identifier
GB-SCT

Title
ISO 3166
Date ( Revision )

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2010 2013
Reference system identifier
urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::27700

Distribution format
  • ESRI ArcINFO Grid ( - )

  • GeoTiff ( - )

Distributor

Distributor

Scottish Natural Heritage - Gabor Barton ( Data Support Officer )
Great Glen House
Leachkin Road, Inverness
IV3 8NW
Name
SDE Raster Dataset
Version
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dataset
Statement

The four component layers were created from the following data sources: NATURALNESS Land Cover Map 2007 (CEH): 2005-2007 National Forest Inventory (FCS): 2014 Native Woodland Survey of Scotland (FCS): 2014 Loch Waterbodies and GB lakes (SEPA): 2014 RUGGEDNESS NextMap DTM: 2002 REMOTENESS OS MasterMap ITN for source road data: 2014 OS MasterMap Topography for river, track, footbridge and ford data: 2014 Land Cover Map 2007 for vegetation data: 2005-2007 NextMap DTM for slope data: 2002 LACK OF BUILT HUMAN ARTEFACTS OS MasterMap for buildlings, railway lines, roads, tracks, pylons: 2014 SNH, RenewablesUK and OS Points of Interest for wind turbine locations: Dec 2013 The accuracy of the wildness dataset is dependent upon the completeness, spatial accuracy and date of all the above sources. For more detailed information visit http://www.snh.gov.uk/protecting-scotlands-nature/looking-after-landscapes/landscape-policy-and-guidance/wild-land/mapping/

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Date stamp
Metadata standard name
UK GEMINI
Metadata standard version
2.2

Point of contact

Scottish Natural Heritage - Gabor Barton ( Geographic Systems and Data Officer )
Great Glen House, Leachkin Road
Inverness
IV3 8NW
United Kingdom