Landmap Cultural Landscape

Natural Resources Wales

Now superseded by Landmap Cultural Landscape Services (


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 the form of polygons (Aspect Areas) with large amounts of associated textual information, including General, Description, Evaluation, Recommendations, Tolerance to Change, Area Boundary, Evaluation and Bibliography. The dataset records human activity that can be related to landscape, including major influences in art or literature which depicted or described the landscape, as well as more commonplace expressions of culture like farming type, or choice of building materials which creates a distinctive character in an area. Information is gathered by LandMap in order to inform sustainable decision making and to enable landscape to be taken into account during decision making processes. This dataset is important as landscape not only shapes, but is shaped by culture. The dataset will raise awareness and enable people to engage in landscape decision making in Wales.

Though the download caches are refreshed periodically and should be in sync with the web service, if a guarantee the live data is being consumed is needed the WFS or WMS endpoint should be used.

Extra information to support the attribution of the data can be found here

Attribution statement

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

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Appears under
Planning Spatial data

Description Type Endpoint
Web Map Service (WMS) WMS (inspire-nrw:NRW_LandMap_Cultural_Landscape)
Web Feature Service (WFS) WFS (inspire-nrw:NRW_LandMap_Cultural_Landscape)