GIS mapping and interpretation

WSBRC uses MapInfo GIS to show the locations of species records, site boundaries and habitat parcels. On request WSBRC can undertake habitat interpretation from Aerial Photographs for the county (presently for 2014/15) to produce a habitat/land-use map of a required search area. WSBRC recommends mapping habitat data to IHS as this allows comparison between different types of survey data.

If you are interested in this service please contact us and we can discuss your requirements and provide a quote.


What is IHS?

The Integrated Habitat System (IHS) integrates existing classifications in use in the UK with particular emphasis on Broad Habitat Types, Priority Habitat Types, Annex 1 of the Habitats Directive and Phase 1. Standard habitat definitions from these classifications are combined into a hierarchy starting at the level of Broad Habitat Types, through vegetation communities to habitat-specific features, such as management practices.

Smallbrook meadows WWT reserve - habitats
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