News & Announcements


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

Wales: Our Environment Launched at Royal Welsh Show

Jul 21 2014

Wales: Our Environment Launched at Royal Welsh Show

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