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  • This dataset comprises the boundaries of Ancient Woodland sites in Wales. Each site is categorised as either Ancient Semi Natural Woodland (ASNW), Restored Ancient Woodland Site (RAWS), Plantation on Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS) or Ancient Woodland Site of Unknown Category (AWSU). The methodology adopted for England and Wales can be summarised from Spencer and Kirby (1992). Initially all woods

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  • This spatial dataset contains the digital boundaries of all Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) in Wales. AONBs are established under the Countryside Act of 1949, but unlike National Parks, AONBs are not created specifically for opportunities for recreation. However, recreation within AONBs is acceptable if it is consistent with the conservation and enhancement of natural beauty and the

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  • This dataset comprises of polygons relating to each site identified under the Bathing Water Directive (76/160/EEC); however these polygons have no formal status under the Bathing Water Directive. Where a site corresponds to a Sensitive Area under the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD) in England & Wales, the polygon for that Sensitive Area is provided. For all other sites the

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  • The Better Woodlands for Wales (BWW) grant scheme ran from 2006 until the introduction of the Glastir Woodland Creation Grant scheme in 2010/11. BWW provided aid to land managers to achieve forest policy objectives, including the creation of new woodlands, and management of existing woodlands to secure a range of beneficial environmental and social amenity outcomes.

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  • This is a spatial dataset of the boundaries of Biogenetic Reserves in Wales. Biogenetic Reserves aim to conserve European flora, fauna and natural areas especially heathlands and dry grasslands, that although common in one country may be scarce in another. In this way a store of genetic material - the genes of plants and animals - is kept for the future, hence the term Biogenetic. To qualify for

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  • This spatial dataset contains the boundaries of biogenetic reserves in Wales. The Biosphere Reserve is an international designation made by UNESCO based on nominations made by more than 110 countries. These sites are chosen to conserve examples of areas which are characteristic of the world's natural regions. They must also be areas where people are important components of everyday life. The

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  • The CAMS Abstraction Management Strategy Reference Boundaries are an external reference dataset giving an indication of where technical assessments have been undertaken. CAMS helps to look at the balance between society, the economy and the environment. The technical assessment helps identify where water may be available for future use but also where water resource demands may be impacting the

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  • Most Country Parks were designated in the 1970s, under the Countryside Act 1968 with the support of the former Countryside Commission. In more recent times there has been no specific financial support for Country Parks directly, and fewer have been designated. Most are managed by local authorities, although other organisations and private individuals can also run them. A Country Park is an area

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  • The Dedication Scheme (Basis I & II) was introduced in 1947 in order to encourage landowners to retain their land in forestry and to introduce good forestry practice. Basis III was introduced in 1974, providing grants for new planting and additional supplements for broadleaves. The Dedication Scheme was closed to new applicants in 1981. Land still under Dedication could continue to be within

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  • The Development Advice Map (DAM) shows areas at risk of flooding for the purposes of land-use planning. The DAM should be used alongside Planning Policy Wales and Technical Advice Note (TAN) 15 to guide new development away from areas at risk of flooding wherever possible. Together, they form a precautionary framework to guide planning decisions. The maps shown here are not designed for

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  • Every week during the bathing season (15 May to 30 September), Natural Resources Wales takes samples from over 100 coastal and inland designated bathing waters. These samples are analysed against the standards laid out in the European Bathing Water Directive and published online. This data consists of: bathing water sites, site samples and site sample compliance.

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  • Flood Alert Areas are geographical areas where it is possible for flooding to occur from rivers or the sea. A single Flood Alert Area may cover the floodplain within the Flood Warning Service Limit of multiple catchments of similar characteristics containing a number of Flood Warning Areas. A Flood Alert Area may also match that of a corresponding Flood Warning Area and warn for the possibility

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  • The Flood Map is a spatial dataset that shows the areas across Wales that could be affected by flooding from rivers or the sea. It also shows flood defences and the areas that benefit from them. Flood Map is designed to raise awareness among the public local authorities and other organisations of the likelihood of flooding and to encourage people living and working in areas prone to flooding to

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  • The Flood Map is a spatial dataset which shows the areas across Wales that could be affected by flooding from rivers or the sea. It also shows flood defences and the areas that benefit from them. Flood Map is designed to raise awareness among the public local authorities and other organisations of the likelihood of flooding and to encourage people living and working in areas prone to flooding to

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  • Flood Map shows the areas across Wales that could be affected by flooding from rivers or the sea. It also shows flood defences and the areas that benefit from them. Flood Map is designed to raise awareness among the public local authorities and other organisations of the likelihood of flooding and to encourage people living and working in areas prone to flooding to find out more and take

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  • The Flood Map shows the areas across Wales that could be affected by flooding from rivers or the sea. It also shows flood defences and the areas that benefit from them. Flood Map is designed to raise awareness among the public local authorities and other organisations of the likelihood of flooding and to encourage people living and working in areas prone to flooding to find out more and take

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  • The Flood Map shows the areas across Wales that could be affected by flooding from rivers or the sea. It also shows flood defences and the areas that benefit from them. Flood Map is designed to raise awareness among the public local authorities and other organisations of the likelihood of flooding and to encourage people living and working in areas prone to flooding to find out more and take

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  • This spatial Flood Warning Areas dataset are geographical areas where NRW expect flooding to occur and where NRW provide a Flood Warning Service. Flood Warning Areas generally contain properties that are expected to flood from rivers or the sea. Specifically, Flood Warning Areas define locations within the Flood Warning Service Limit that represent a discrete community at risk of flooding. A

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  • Lake polygons covering England and Wales, at 1:50k. Extracted from OS data. This is the English and Welsh subset of an inventory of standing waters (freshwater lakes and lochs) derived from Ordnance Survey digital map data at a scale of 1:50 000 and represents the most comprehensive survey of its kind for Great Britain. The inventory includes 43 738 water bodies in England, Scotland, Wales and

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  • The HABMAP project was set up in response to the need for better spatial awareness of habitat distributions in the Southern Irish Sea. This work produced habitat maps of the seabed using novel predictive modelling techniques. The HABMAP Extension Project has built on the methods developed during the original project, and has repeated the modelling work using higher resolution / improved input

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  • This dataset provides an account of the work on connectivity and priority mapping in Wales and provides a basis for mapping connectivity. The output of the model is a series of mapping layers, known as core, focal and local networks. Together these provide a guide to overall habitat connectivity and can be interpreted in various ways to inform biodiversity action and environmental projects in

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  • This spatial dataset contains boundaries of heritage coasts in Wales. Heritage Coasts occupy about a third of the Welsh coastline, that is 500 km (300 miles). These sites were set up to protect our coastlines from insensitive developments. Most are defined simply by the coastline between two named points, however some have clearly defined inland boundaries. Their status carries no legal

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  • Historic Flood Outlines is a spatial dataset which outlines the maximum extent of all recorded individual Historic Flood Events Outlines from river, the sea and groundwater springs and shows areas of land that have previously been subject to flooding in Wales. It is also possible that the pattern of flooding in this area has changed and that this area would now flood under different

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  • Listing of Severe Flood Warnings, Flood Warnings, Update Flood Warnings and Flood Alerts issued since the Floodline Warnings Direct service went live on January 26th 2006 to the present. This dataset includes flood warnings issued by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) from 1 April 2013. Flood Alerts and Warnings are issued for flooding from rivers and the sea . For Flood Alerts this is generally river

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  • A tile catalogue of Historic LiDAR DTMs and DSMs in Wales provided by Natural Resources Wales with download hyperlinks.

    This is a temporary asset provided until a more permanent solution is developed through the Welsh Government Lle portal. As such it is liable to change.

    The data are available, depending on time and location, in resolutions between 0.25 and 2m. In some locations there

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  • This is a dataset compiled of spatially-referenced survey data obtained from different intertidal communities (biotopes) in Wales. Maps include information on biotope location, target note location, access and photographs points locations. Sites are mapped once and therefore are a 'snapshot' in time. Survey methodology is based on 'Handbook for Marine Intertidal Phase 1 Biotope Mapping Survey'.

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  • The European Mining Waste Directive (2006/21/EC) requires Member States to create an inventory of closed or abandoned mine waste facilities causing serious environmental impacts, and to make this inventory available to the public. A waste facility means any area designated for the accumulation or deposit of extractive waste.

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  • LandMap is a unique national information system, allowing information about landscape in Wales to be collected and organised into a nationally consistent dataset. The Landmap database includes both objective and subjective information and is designed to enable landscape quality to be taken into account in decision making. Geographic dataset showing cultural landscape classification for Wales in

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  • LandMap is a unique national information system, allowing information about landscape in Wales to be collected and organised into a nationally consistent dataset. The LandMap data includes both objective and subjective information and is designed to enable landscape quality to be taken into account in decision making. This is a geographic dataset showing geological landscape

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  • LandMap is a unique national information system, allowing information about landscape in Wales to be collected and organised into a nationally consistent dataset. The LANDMAP database includes both objective and subjective information and is designed to enable landscape quality to be taken into account in decision making. Geographic dataset showing historical landscape classification for Wales in

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  • LandMap is a unique national information system, allowing information about landscape in Wales to be collected and organised into a nationally consistent dataset. The LandMap data includes both objective and subjective information and is designed to enable landscape quality to be taken into account in decision making. Geographic dataset showing habitat landscape classification for Wales in the

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  • LandMap is a unique national information system, allowing information about landscape in Wales to be collected and organised into a nationally consistent dataset. The LandMap database includes both objective and subjective information and is designed to enable landscape quality to be taken into account in decision making. Geographic dataset showing visual and sensory landscape classification

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  • Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is an airborne mapping technique, which uses a laser to measure the distance between the aircraft and the ground.  Up to 100,000 measurements per second are made of the ground, allowing highly detailed surface and terrain models to be generated at different spatial resolutions.

    The Natural Resources Wales composite dataset contains digital

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  • Information about flooding and other environmental alerts from NRW.

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  • This spatial dataset contains the digital boundaries of Local Nature Reserves (LNRs) in Wales. Local Nature Reserves are established and managed by local authorities, following consultation with Natural Resources Wales (NRW) under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949. For a site to become an LNR it must have natural features of special interest to the local area, and the

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  • In 2015 the Marine Nature Reserve changed designation to Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ). This spatial dataset contains the digital boundaries of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) former Marine Nature Reserves in Wales. MCZs and MNRs are a way of conserving marine habitats and wildlife and other features, of special importance, along the shore or on the seabed. Skomer, the first and only MNR in

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  • This layer shows the external legal boundaries of land within Forestry Commission (FC) and Natural Resources Wales (NRW) ownership. It does not show the internal deed boundaries. Each polygon has two primary attributes: COSTCENTRE · Cost Centre number COSTCENT_1 · Forest District name. Estates, Forest Planning, MGIU and ESRI (UK) Ltd have developed the Deed Management Extension. It

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  • This dataset illustrates the acquisitions that have created the NRW Forestry Estate as we know it today. This information is obtained from the Forestry Commission's Deed Management System which has been designed for the maintenance and reporting of the Forestry Commission's land holdings.

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  • A recreation area feature which is managed and has a physical boundary (e.g. a car park, play area or building). There are a number of Asset Types..... Vehicle - Purpose built and installed FC asset, or regularly used natural feature, which has management activity and investment (e.g. Car park, layby, Visitor area - Purpose built and installed FC asset, which has management activity and

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  • Physical recreation feature on the ground best depicted as point. These features a divided into eight Categories... Signage - FC branded signs, information and navigational aids, which have management activity and investment (e.g. trailhead, waymarker, information board, Built feature - Purpose built and installed FC asset, which has management activity and investment (e.g. Gate, stile, bin,

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  • The usage, name and grade of the series of recreation segments that link together to form linear recreation features, for example, mountain bike Walking - Must be promoted as an NRW route, and have management activity and investment (e.g. Nature trail, heritage trail, education trail, forest Cycling - Must be promoted as an NRW route, and have management activity and investment (Mountain bike

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  • This spatial dataset shows the extent of all woodland of 0.5 ha and over by interpreted forest type and includes interpreted open areas within woodland. The secondary objective is to compare the National Forest Inventory (NFI) woodland map with the original NIWT woodland map to identify; real woodland gains, real woodland losses and discrepancies caused by digitising / mapping anomalies.

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  • This data contains Forestry Commission's previous survey, the National Inventory of Woodland & Trees, and includes spatial data for the whole of Great Britain. This dataset shows all areas of woodland over 2ha in Great Britain and the Interpreted forest type (IFT) of those woodlands. The dataset includes FC new planting and new Woodland Grant Schemes as of 31st March 2002.

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  • This spatial dataset contains the boundaries of National Nature Reserves (NNRs) in Wales. NNRs represent the very best examples of our wildlife habitats and geological features and can range in size between five hectares to well over 2,000. NNR are declared by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act of 1949, or under the Wildlife and Countryside

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  • This spatial dataset contains the boundaries of National Parks in Wales. National Parks were established to protect beautiful and relatively wild countryside by:

    - Preserving the characteristic beauty of the landscape;
    - Providing access and facilities for public open-air enjoyment;
    - Protecting wildlife, buildings and places of architectural and historic interest; whilst allowing sustainable

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  • National Trails are long distance walking, cycling and horse riding routes through the best landscapes in Wales. After World War II the desire to keep areas of Britain “special” and to protect them from post-war development led to the establishment of Long Distance Routes (now called National Trails). Each Trail has a Trail Partnership made up of the local authority or national park

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  • Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is the organisation responsible for the work carried out by the three former organisations, the Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency Wales and Forestry Commission Wales.  It is also responsible for some functions previously undertaken by Welsh Government.

    NRWs purpose is to  pursue sustainable management of natural resources

    NRW work for the

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  • This is a spatial datasets containing the extent polygons for the Natural Resources Wales Operational Areas.

    This dataset shows the four main operational areas:

    - North / Gogledd
    - South East / De Ddwyrain
    - South West / De Orllewin
    - Mid / Canol

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    Contains Natural Resources Wales information © Natural Resources Wales and Database Right. All rights Reserved.

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  • This is a spatial datasets containing the extent polygons for the Natural Resources Wales team boundaries. The purpose of this data capture is to define boundaries for operational managed teams.

    This dataset defines the operational team boundaries and the 18 team locations within those areas.

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  • If you are a developer, you can now browse and download our data APIs directly from the Natural Resources Wales API Portal. 

    Current available API data sets 

    Flood Risk Forecast API (Open Data) - gives the indication of the potential for flooding for three days: the day on which it is issued and the subsequent two days ahead.

    Live Flood Warnings and Alerts API (Open Data) - provides

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