News & Announcements


Glastir Land Extent under contract

Jun 22 2018

Glastir Contracts deliver environmental improvements for a range of targeted objectives.

The online viewer is used to inform the public and all relevant environmental organisations and will provide general information regarding Glastir contracts.

Information of the following contracts / schemes is provided:

  • Combined Glastir Entry and Advanced
  • Glastir Entry
  • Glastir Organic
  • Glastir Woodland Creation
  • Glastir Commons

Further information on Glastir can be found here:

 

New Spatial datasets related to marine habitats and species in Wales available now

Feb 09 2018

Natural Resources Wales has a remit to pursue the sustainable management of natural resources. Spatial data is a key evidence base for this remit, under pinning the understanding of the distribution and extent of habitats and species in Wales.

The Welsh Government is currently consulting on a draft Welsh National Marine Plan to ensure marine development happens in a sustainable way. For this reason, we have made some datasets available to download that may contribute to this process. Please see our new open datasets available below or the marine planning portal for Wales.

Marine Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) Species in Wales

Marine Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) Habitats in Wales

Marine Article 17 Habitats Features

Alternatively see our other published data tagged with Marine

We are always keen to hear how you use the data, please let us know by emailing us at opendata@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Predictive Agricultural Land Classification (ALC) Map

Nov 27 2017

The predictive ALC model for Wales is based on the principles of the Agricultural Land Classification System of England & Wales, the Revised Guidelines & Criteria for Grading the Quality of Agricultural Land (MAFF 1988).

The Predictive ALC Map also allows users to view other predictive information, including ALC grades by individual limitation according to: climate, soil depth, droughtiness, rock outcrops, wind exposure, top soil stone, gradient, workability & wetness, and surveyor experience. 

Further information on Agricultural Land Classification can be found here.

Habitat Mapping for Wales

Oct 18 2016

Natural Resources Wales has a remit to pursue the sustainable management of natural resources. Habitat maps are a key evidence base for this remit, under pinning the understanding of the distribution and extent of habitats in Wales.

Habitat mapping allows the conservation needs of each habitat to be explored and facilitates better management of the environment by supporting the designation of protected site and providing a baseline for reporting against the status of sites and habitat features.

NRW maintains a comprehensive data archive of terrestrial, intertidal and marine habitats across Wales. Please see our open data habitat maps available through Lle:

Phase 1 Intertidal habitat Survey
Phase 1 Terrestrial habitat Survey
Habitat Mapping for Conservation and Management of the Southern Irish Sea (HABMAP)
Habitat networks

We are always keen to hear how you use the data, please let us know by emailing us at opendata@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

2015 LiDAR Data Now Available

May 27 2016

The LiDAR products available on the Lle download portal have been updated. You can now browse and download the 2015 digital surface and terrain data for presentation, use and analysis. We will, in due course, be adding a historic archive to the download facility as well.

(Thumbnail shows 50cm digital surface model with overlay of latest Welsh Government aerial imagery)

We are always keen to hear how you use the data, please let us know by emailing us at opendata@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Welsh Government Aerial Photography (Alpha) site now live

May 01 2014

The Welsh Government Aerial Photography Unit is currently engaged in a project to scan and digitise their large collection of aerial photography. To accompany this work APU Online has been developed by the Welsh Government Geography & Technology department to make the imagery available to the general public and other stakeholders.

Click here to visit the site