Scotland's wildness - perceived naturalness

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Title
Scotland's wildness - perceived naturalness
Alternate title
pnat_msk_256
Date ( Revision )
Date ( Creation )
Date ( Revision )
Identifier
WILDNESS-NAT

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Abstract
One of four component layer of the Scottish map of relative wildness. This layer shows perceived naturalness of the landscape. The dataset is on a scale of 1-256 indicating relative levels of naturalness. 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. Each different land class is given a 'naturalness score' from 1 (low perceived naturalness) to 5 (high perceived naturalness). For example built up areas and gardens are scored 1, arable and horticultural land are scored 2, calcareous grassland scored 3, acid grass scored 4 and bog scored 5. A focal statistics window of 250m is passed over the dataset averaging the naturalness values to account for surrounding areas.

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

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 ( Publication )

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

Distribution format
  • ESRI ArcINFO grid ( - )

  • GeoTiff ( - )

Distributor

Distributor

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

Data sources: 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 Perceived naturalness is calculated by combining the above data sources to create a composite land cover map at a resolution of 25m. Naturalness was calculated up to 500m outwards from the coast to avoid an edge effect. The accuracy of the naturalness 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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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