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    Description - The England Park boundaries are from various sources and the detailed accuracy of the boundaries cannot be guaranteed. The names of the England Parks are taken from information obtained from the FC websites for these countries. Scotland's name are as supplied. Attributes Forest_Par Area Hectares

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    Summary The NFI definition of woodland is a minimum area of 0.5 hectares under stands of trees with, or with the potential to achieve, tree crown cover of more than 20% of the ground. Areas of young trees, which have the potential to achieve a canopy cover of more than 20%, will also be\\ninterpreted as woodland and mapped. The minimum width for woodland is 20 m, although where woodlands are connected by a narrow neck of woodland less than 20 m wide, the break may be disregarded if less than 20 m in extent. Intervening land classes such as Roads - all 'tarmac' roads should be excluded from the woodland area, but\\ninternal forest tracks, farmers tracks, rides etc. will be included as part of the woodland if < 20m wide. Rivers - where the gap in woodland is 20m then rivers will be excluded from the woodland area. Power lines etc. - where the gap in woodland is 20m then power lines will be excluded from the woodland area. Railways - all normal gauge railways should be excluded from woodland. Scrubby vegetation is included within this survey where low woody growth seems to dominate a likely woodland site. The definition of an open area is any open area that is 20m wide and 0.5 ha in extent and is completely surrounded by woodland. The woodland boundaries have been interpreted from colour aerial ortho-photographic imagery. For the base map, photographic images aimed to be no older than 3 years at the time of mapping (i.e. areas mapped in 2007 would be based on photographs that were ideally taken no earlier than 2004). As the map is be the basis for a longer rolling program of sample field surveys it has been necessary to develop procedures to update the map to the date of the field survey, currently 2011, for the purpose of reporting on the current phase. The map is continually updated on an annual basis. These updates will are achieved by a combination of remote sensing and updated aerial imagery analysis for changes in the woodland structure and with reference to available new planting information from grant schemes and the FE sub-compartment database. Ordnance Survey MasterMap® (OSMM) features have been used as a reference for capturing the woodland boundaries. OSMM is the most up to date large-scale digital map of GB providing a seamless database for 1:1250, 1:2500 and 1:10000 survey data. All woodland (both urban and rural, regardless of ownership) which is 0.5ha or greater in extent, with the exception of Assumed woodland or Low density areas that can be 0.1ha or greater in extend, as been mapped Woodland that is less than 0.5ha in extent will not be described within the dataset but will be included in a separate sample survey of small woodland and tree features. The primary objective is to create a new digital map of all woodland in Great Britain using O.S.MasterMap features as boundaries where appropriate. The map shows the extent of all woodland of 0.5 ha. Woodland categories are defined by IFT (Interpreted Forest Type) values. Detailed Woodland categories are: Broadleaved Conifer Felled Ground Prepared for New Planting Mixed - predominantly Broadleaved Mixed - predominantly Conifer Young Trees Coppice Coppice with Standards Shrub Land Uncertain Cloud or Shadow Low Density Assumed woodland Failed Windthrow/Windblow Non woodland categories are defined by the IOA (Interpreted Open Area) values. Detailed Non woodland\\ncategories are: Agriculture land Bare area Grass Open water Other vegetation Power line Quarry River Road Urban Windfarm A full list of att6ributes can be found in the Data Lineage section.\\n\\n Any maps produced using this data should contain the following Forestry Commission\\nacknowledgement: "Contains, or is based on, information supplied by the Forestry Commission. \\n© Crown copyright and database right [Year] Ordnance Survey [100021242]".

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    The NFI woodland map covers all forest and woodland area over 0.5 hectare with a minimum of 20% canopy cover (or the potential to achieve it) and a minimum width of 20 metres, including areas of new planting, clearfell, windblow and restocked areas. The woodland map excludes all 'tarmac' roads, rivers and powerlines where the gap in the woodland is greater than 20 meters wide. The woodland map is continually updated on an annual basis. The changes in the canopy cover have been identified on remote sensing imagery taken during spring/summer 2017 or colour aerial orthophotographic imagery available at the time of the assessment. Additionally, new planting information from grant schemes and the FE sub-compartment database for the financial year 2017/2018 have been added to the woodland map. The changes in the woodland boundaries use the Ordnance Survey MasterMap® (OSMM) as a reference where appropriated. OSMM is the most up to date large-scale digital map of GB providing a seamless database for 1:1250, 1:2500 and 1:10000 survey data. All woodland (both urban and rural, regardless of ownership) which is 0.5 hectare or greater in extent, with the exception of Assumed woodland or Low density areas that can be 0.1 hectare or greater in extend. Woodland less than 0.5 hectare in extent will not be described within the dataset but will be included in a separate sample survey of small woodland and tree features. Category 1. Woodland – areas greater than 0.5 hectares that represents the extent of mapped woodland 2. Non woodland – open areas greater than 0.5 hectares completely surrounded by woodland IFT Woodland areas classification 1. Conifer - Coniferous woodland often occurs as large plantations with trees in regular rows and the stand edges may be regular and sharply defined. Some broadleaved trees may also be present but greater than 80% of the area will consist of conifers. 2. Broadleaved - The canopy of broadleaved woodland is generally more uneven than that of coniferous woodland being made up of rounded crowns but with variations according to species, age, height, and season. Boundaries with adjacent internal polygons are generally less clearly defined than with conifers and naturally occurring stands may grade into adjacent ones with no sharp division. Some coniferous trees may be present but greater than 80% of the area will consist of broadleaved trees. 3. Mixed Predominantly conifer - The interpretation of Mixed woodland can be very difficult as it exhibits intermediate characteristics between Conifer and Broadleaved woodland. There can be several types of mixed woodland. A plantation of alternate rows of conifer and broadleaves may produce a 'striped' appearance. You may see conifer and broadleaves planted in blocks, and there may be general intersperse woodland. The proportion of the Conifer will be more than 50% of the area and less than 80%. 4. Mixed Predominantly broadleaved - The interpretation of Mixed woodland can be very difficult as it exhibits intermediate characteristics between Conifer and Broadleaved woodland. There can be several types of mixed woodland. A plantation of alternate rows of conifer and broadleaves may produce a 'striped' appearance. You may see conifer and broadleaves planted in blocks, and there may be general intersperse woodland. The proportion of the Broadleaves will be more than 50% of the area and less than 80%. 5. Coppice - The most important characteristic of coppice areas on aerial photography is very even, smooth appearance. The coppice area may be made up of a patchwork of different ages (heights) but all show this very even character. Areas recently cut may appear to have a very clear floor with little felling debris. 6. Coppice-with-Standards - Some areas of coppice also include larger broadleaved trees set in the coppice matrix. These broadleaved trees, often oak, are known as standards and show very clearly over the even coppice as large rounded crowns. The distribution of the standards may also be fairly scattered with approximately 25 per ha. 7. Shrub - This category is intended to include areas that may possibly be woodland, where the growth is close to the ground and shows a rough character but no clear differentiation between Conifer and Broadleaved can yet be made. Areas being colonised by woody species may fall into this category. The cover will be at least 20%. 8. Young Trees - Areas where planting is clearly visible but the trees cannot yet be allocated between Conifer and Broadleaved due to their immaturity. These areas can be on either land new to woodland or where a felled crop has been replaced. 9. Felled - Areas of woodland where the trees have been harvested or felled. Stumps or felled trees may be visible and there may be long heaps of felling debris ('windrows'). Some standing trees within this limit may also be present but should be disregarded. The areas concerned may also have been re-stocked but the new trees are not yet visible. 10. Ground Prepared for New Planting - Land in this category is area recently converted from some other land use to woodland and will show plough furrows or mounding but the new planting (if present) cannot yet be discerned 11. Cloud or Shadow - If cloud or shadow areas obscure woodland detail and it is difficult to allocate one of the above IFTs, and then digitise a new boundary line feature around the area of uncertain forest type. 12. Uncertain - Where the interpreter is uncertain of the IFT/IOA to be used X will be designated. The rate of use of this category should decline over time as operators become more proficient and better at recognising IFT/IOAs. As part of the QA procedures X's will be checked and operators found using this code frequently will be subject to more intensive QA procedures and possibly more training. 13. Low density- This category intended to include areas that have less than 20% canopy cover that might have potential to achieve woodland in the future. These areas will be monitored in future updates and either updated to reflect forest type or removed from the dataset. 14. Assumed woodland - The supplied grant scheme and FC new planting polygons have been attributed as 'assumed woodland' as these areas have not been checked against the latest images and will be monitored in future updates and either updated to reflect forest type or removed from the dataset. 15. Failed - Areas that show evidence of ground prep over several years and still exhibit no evidence of tress, based on the latest available imagery. 16. Windblow - Areas of woodland where the trees have been uprooting or broken by the wind and which remain uncleared and not regenerated based on the latest available imagery. Non woodland areas classification 1. Open water - Normally labelled within OSMM, areas of even colour. 2. Grass - A predominantly grassy area - may be agricultural or not. 3. Agricultural land - May contain a cereal crop or pasture. 4. Urban/Building - Buildings within woodland areas, may include gardens surrounding the building. 5. Forest road, track - Linear feature, often fairly straight with gentle bends or turning circles. 6. River - Linear feature, depending on location can be fairly straight or meander through woodland. 7. Powerline - Possible shadow evidence of poles, pylons or even the cable/lines. 8. Quarry - Show change in vegetation to geology, sand, slate, rock etc. Active quarries could have buildings, heavy plant tracks leading into the quarry. 9. Bare - Bare ground/rock. 10. Windfarm - Possible shadow evidence of turbines, normally in groups. 11. Other vegetation - Not covered by the above, e.g. Gorse, Rhododendron, Bracken, Heather etc. Notes: a. Species such as Gorse and Rhododendron are not regarded as woodland and have therefore been excluded. b. Orchards are not regarded as woodland but have been mapped for carbon accounting purposes. Details can be provided on request. c. Interpreted Forest Types are only used to classify polygons in the NFI digital woodland map. IFTs are useful when using the map without the sample data, and for smaller geographic areas where the sample data would be inappropriate. However, for larger geographic areas data on forest types collected in the field is considered to be more accurate, and hence is used for reporting purposes.

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    A geomorphological assemblage map of the Cairngorm Mountains, from Glen Feshie in the west to Loch Builg in the east. The Cairngorm Mountains represent one of the finest assemblages of glacial and mountain landforms in the world, particularly noted for the diversity of features in a relatively compact area. These features incorporate a wealth of information about past environmental change and landscape evolution through periods of tropical, ice age and modern temperate climates. This landform heritage represents a precious educational and environmental resource, one which is unusual in the wide range and quality of the features that have taken millions of years to evolve. The area has been recognised as "unquestionably of international importance, particularly for the close juxtaposition of relic landscape and of glacial erosion and deposition" (Cairngorms Working Party, 1993, p.13 paragraph 2.1.1.3). http://www.snh.gov.uk/publications-data-and-research/publications/search-the-catalogue/publication-detail/?id=1546

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    Catchment Areas for Denominational Primary Schools in Aberdeen

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    Community Councils are bodies that play a vital role in representing the views of the community to local authorities and other public bodies. Their term of office is 3 years. They have no executive powers but are statutory consultees on planning and licensing matters.

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    The council, together with Scottish Natural Heritage have commissioned Consultant Landscape Architects to update the Argyll and Bute Landscape Wind Energy Capacity Study 2012. The study provides technical information which will be used to help the Council assess applications for wind energy developments and inform the development of the windfarm/wind turbine policies in the proposed Local Development Plan (LDP). The updated study was approved by the Councils Planning Protective Services and Licensing Committee on 20th September 2017.

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    Location of denominational primary school catchments in North Lanarkshire.

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    Points depicting the location of all the schools which children in North Lanarkshire are in the catchment area for.

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    This dataset provides an overview of the natural heritage sensitivity to wind farms. It identifies land with the greatest opportunity for wind farm development in natural heritage terms, and areas where natural heritage sensitivities indicate a medium or high level of constraint. The intermediate levels (Zone 3 high sensitivity - wild land search areas (hatched) and Zone 2 medium sensitivity (hatched)) indicate that the sensitivity does not apply to the entirety of that area, but only to a proportion. Zone 1 - lowest natural heritage sensitivity; Zone 2 - medium natural heritage sensitivity; Zone 3 - high natural heritage sensitivity. Further information can be found in the Strategic Locational Guidance for Onshore Wind Farms in respect of the Natural Heritage Policy Statement. This dataset was generated from the original vector data displayed in Map 5 available http://www.snh.gov.uk/planning-and-development/renewable-energy/onshore-wind/