Report 298
A pilot study to examine the potential linkage between and applications of multiple woodland datasets: A GIS based analysis
(1999)
Purdy, K.M., & Ferris, R.
A commissioned Research Contract on behalf of JNCC (Contract No F76-01-256)
The Project is aimed at demonstrating how a variety of GIS-based woodland datasets can be integrated to improve our ability to respond to requests for advice under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) on reversing woodland fragmentation, through the development of "habitat networks

Summary

 
The Project is aimed at demonstrating how a variety of GIS-based woodland datasets can be integrated to improve our ability to respond to requests for advice under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) on reversing woodland fragmentation, through the development of "habitat networks". This will be delivered by:
 
  1. Assembling relevant GIS datasets, identifying and documenting any problems with combining them for a defined pilot area (e.g. 100 km x 100 km tile).
  2. Investigating the usefulness of analyses which aim to improve our ability to target woodland expansion in appropriate areas, and estimate areas of different Biodiversity Action Plan habitat types.
  3. Production of recommendations on the feasibility and value of extending this approach more widely, within the framework of data capture, management and access set through the National Biodiversity Network (NBN).

 

The GIS software product used in this project is ArcView GIS 3.1, its programming language Avenue, and extension product Spatial Analyst 1.0a. This software is produced by Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI), Redlands, California, USA.
 
 
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51 pages
ISSN 0963 8091
 
Please cite as: Purdy, K.M., & Ferris, R., (1999), A pilot study to examine the potential linkage between and applications of multiple woodland datasets: A GIS based analysis, A commissioned Research Contract on behalf of JNCC (Contract No F76-01-256), JNCC Report 298, 51 pages, ISSN 0963 8091