Information event held on National Land Cover and Habitat Mapping (NLCHM)

Date Released: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The National Land Cover and Habitat Mapping (NLCHM) working group is a cross-agency public sector collaborative initiative* which came together to address their shared needs around land cover, land use and habitat mapping.

The NLCHM Working Group held an information event in the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin today, May 30th 2017, to inform stakeholders on recent progress and activities. Over the past two years, the NLCHM group’s focus has been on identifying the legislative and policy requirements as well as organisational and technical details needed to establish and underpin a dedicated programme. A series of speakers from the participating public bodies and organisations presented on the project outputs to date which have also been highlighted in a project newsletter.

Speaking today at the information event, Dr. Ciaran O’Keeffe (NPWS; Chair of the NLCHM Steering Group)  said :

“A National Land Cover and Habitat Mapping programme will be of great value, informing decision making in a number of areas, including planning, climate change mitigation, and conservation of nature. This has been illustrated through the comprehensive use-case and economic benefits analysis and the technical solutions as presented here today.”

Further Information

Document downloads:

NLCHM – Project Newsletter

NLCHM - Use Case Analysis and Economic Value Study

NLCHM - Classification System Review

NLCHM – Data Architecture

On-line Map Viewer:

NLCHM – Kerry Pilot Map Viewer